Mortar and Pestle

Description
Wide mouth mortar with two dolphin handles applied at the waist. The body of the mortar has two bands of rosettes, leaves, vines and the profile of a mans face. The brass mortar has rounded ends. Urdang attributes this mortar to 17th century France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11.4 cm x 13 cm; 4 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 4 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 15.5575 cm x 13.0175 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0112.01
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05665.01
collector/donor number
SAP 377
catalog number
1991.0664.0112.01
subject
Religion
Art
Pharmacy
Medicine
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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