Mortar

Description
One of the larger mortars in the collection, this bronze cast crushing device sits on a turned wooden base. It has a wide flayed mouth and an elaborately molded body with raised horizontal rings and bands of flowers and vines. Marked in applied bands on the upper body, "LI DONNA TIDELL AQVILA . M AP I754". Urdang catalogued this mortar as Italian in origin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
date made
1754
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
molded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 23.5 cm x 29 cm; 9 1/4 in x 11 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0140
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05693
collector/donor number
SAP 405
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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