Cast bonze mortar with bell-shaped mouth and heavy semi-circular handles applied at the waist. There are six gothic-style vertical ribs and thin raised bands at the top and bottom of the body. Other decorative motifs include a band of vines and writing at the mouth and one raised and one carved alchemist symbol between ribs for powder.
Urdang attributes this mortar to Florence. The band at the mouth is marked "...NICOLA bARyenini 1477" perhaps the "owner or founder" suggest Urdang.
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