Mortar and Pestle

Description
Urn-shaped cast bronze mortar with a pestle and a lid to keep the contents from spilling onto the work surface. The pestle has an acron-shaped finial.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
date made
ca 1800
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 26 cm x 12 cm; 10 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0141
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05694
collector/donor number
SAP 406
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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