Mortar

Description
Short, squat, cast bronze mortar with wide, flaring mouth. The exterior of mouth has a band of rosettes each with eight spokes. The waist is decorated with four buttress columns that alternate between four raised hearts.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
cast (overall production method/technique)
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.2 cm x 13.4 cm; 3 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0107
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05660
collector/donor number
SAP 372
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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