Bronze (possibly bell metal) mortar with a wide mouth, two handles in the shape of animals extend out from the center of the body. Serpents, raised ring moldings at the neck, six crude baluster columns at the waist,shields decorated with fleur-de-leis, and the face of a man are randomly scattered around the body of the mortar. Urdang believed this mortar to be French.

Location: Currently not on view

Unspecified: France

Subject: Pharmacy


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0098Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05651Collector/Donor Number: SAP 363

Object Name: mortarOther Terms: mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.

Physical Description: zinc (overall material)copper (overall material)tin (overall material)lead (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 cm x 25 cm; 6 11/16 in x 9 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_994065

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