Mortar

Description
White marble mortar has four carved faces wearing laurel wreaths on their heads serves as handles. The top of the rim has an egg and dart border. The body of the mortar is decorated with carvings of Pegasus and a rider, the profile of a man wearing a toga and lauel wreath on his head, a seated woman wearing a toga and holding a sphere, a second horse with a fishes tail. The top of the rim is marked "VNITA FORTIO VIRITUS"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
Physical Description
marble (overall material)
carved (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 25.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 10 1/16 in
overall: 5 1/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0143
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05696
collector/donor number
SAP 408
subject
Religion
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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