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Mortar

Mortar

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Description
Cast bronze mortar with two applied handles at the waist of the vessel. Flowers and leaves scattered around the waist sit above six vertical bands just above the foot of the mortar. The decoration is worn down. Urdang attributes this mortar to 15th century France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 15 cm; 4 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0094
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05647
collector/donor number
SAP359
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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