Mortar and Pestle

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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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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