Mortar

Description
Cast motar has two low relief ornamental bands of foliate scrollwork and two applied dolphin handles in the center of the body. The rim is marked, "LOF GODT VAN AL Ao 1609" Prasie God Above All.
Wittop Koning very specifically attributed this mortar to the Dutch trade city of Deventer situated on the river IJssel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar and pestle
date made
1609
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
molded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11.8 cm x 12.4 cm; 4 5/8 in x 4 7/8 in
overall, mortar: 4 5/8 in x 5 in x 4 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.3825 cm
overall, pestle: 1 1/4 in x 6 11/16 in; 3.175 cm x 16.9545 cm
place made
Netherlands
Netherlands
ID Number
1991.0664.0118
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05671
collector/donor number
383
catalog number
1991.0664.0118
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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