One of the larger mortars in the collection, this bronze cast crushing device sits on a turned wooden base. It has a wide flayed mouth and an elaborately molded body with raised horizontal rings and bands of flowers and vines. Marked in applied bands on the upper body, "LI DONNA TIDELL AQVILA . M AP I754". Urdang catalogued this mortar as Italian in origin.

Date Made: 1754

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MedicinePharmacy


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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: 1991.0664.0140Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05693Collector/Donor Number: SAP 405

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

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)molded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 23.5 cm x 29 cm; 9 1/4 in x 11 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_994110

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