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Mortar

Mortar

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Description
A cast bronze beaker-shaped mortar with a flared mouth and wide rim. Four vertical ribs on the body terminate at the base with paw-like feet. The square-shaped handle is applied to the body.
Urdang attributes this mortar to the late 15th century Germany. In the catalogue he writes, "The tall slender form and the lion paws...are characteristic for this period of German Gothic mortars."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 17 cm x 15.3 cm; 5 1/2 in x 6 11/16 in x 6 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0089
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05642
collector/donor number
SAP 354
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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