Cast bronze mortar with bell-shaped mouth and small single semi-circular applied handle with a larger ring. The mortar has a cast cross and six vertical ribs extending from the neck to the end of the waist. It appears the mortar was painted black at one time. Urdang attributes this mortar to 16th century Spain.

Date Made: ca 16th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: SpainUnspecified: Spain

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: 1991.0664.0102Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05655Collector/Donor Number: SAP 367

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

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)paint (overall material)gothic (overall style)Measurements: overall: 12.4 cm x 15.6 cm; 4 7/8 in x 6 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_994068

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