Mortar and Pestle

Description
Beaker-shaped mortar with two knob handles. The body of the mortar has incised lines Marked "ANNO 1783". Based on the decoration of the mortar, Urdang felt this mortar was made within the in Germanic territory.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
date made
1783
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.1 cm x 12.5 cm x 10 cm x 10.1 cm; 4 in x 4 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 in
overall: 4 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0136
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 401
catalog number
1991.0664.0136
M-05689
subject
Medicine
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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