Mortar

Description
Cast short squat mortar with a flared rim decorated with dots. The body of the mortar has full length figures separated by fish, busts, fleur-de-lis, and flowers.
Urdang attributes the mortar to 16th century France and the bust to the French King Henry IV.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
molded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9.5 cm x 13.6 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 3/8 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0111
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05664
collector/donor number
SAP 376
catalog number
1991.0664.0111
subject
Religion
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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