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

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