Mortar

Description
This cast bronze mortar has a flared mouth and a single semicircular applied handle. A metal ring encircles the handle. A vine motif decorates the rim, and six vertical ribs and a stylized floral medallion decorate the waist. The body of the mortar has a severe crack.
Urdang believed this mortar tp be of 16th-century Greek origin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 16 cm x 14.7 cm; 4 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 5 13/16 in
unspecified
Greece
ID Number
1991.0664.0101
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0101
M-05654
collector/donor number
SAP 366
subject
Art
Pharmacy
Health & Medicine
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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