Mortar

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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
date made
1609
place made
Netherlands
Netherlands
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
ID Number
1991.0664.0118
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05671
collector/donor number
383
catalog number
1991.0664.0118
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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