Mortar

Mortar

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Description
Bronze (possibly bell metal) mortar with a wide mouth, two handles in the shape of animals extend out from the center of the body. Serpents, raised ring moldings at the neck, six crude baluster columns at the waist,shields decorated with fleur-de-leis, and the face of a man are randomly scattered around the body of the mortar. Urdang believed this mortar to be French.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Other Terms
mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.
unspecified
France
Physical Description
zinc (overall material)
copper (overall material)
tin (overall material)
lead (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 25 cm; 6 11/16 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0098
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05651
collector/donor number
SAP 363
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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