White marble mortar has four carved faces wearing laurel wreaths on their heads serves as handles. The top of the rim has an egg and dart border. The body of the mortar is decorated with carvings of Pegasus and a rider, the profile of a man wearing a toga and lauel wreath on his head, a seated woman wearing a toga and holding a sphere, a second horse with a fishes tail. The top of the rim is marked "VNITA FORTIO VIRITUS"

Location: Currently not on view

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: 1991.0664.0143Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05696Collector/Donor Number: SAP 408

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

Physical Description: marble (overall material)carved (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 13 cm x 25.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 10 1/16 inoverall: 5 1/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 25.7175 cm


Record Id: nmah_994113

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