Mortar

Mortar

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Description
Beaker-shaped mortar with a flaring mouth and two square handles. The sole ornamentation is the raised numerls 1575 at the waist.
Urdang believed this mortar to be made from bronze. However, testing with a X-Ray Florescence Spectometer July 15, 2009 reveals a lower precentage of copper and tin indicating the mortar is possibly made from brass and not bronze.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Other Terms
mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.
date made
1575
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
forged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 12.1 cm; 4 15/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 4 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0099
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05651
collector/donor number
SAP 364
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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