- Cast bonze mortar with bell-shaped mouth and heavy semi-circular handles applied at the waist. There are six gothic-style vertical ribs and thin raised bands at the top and bottom of the body. Other decorative motifs include a band of vines and writing at the mouth and one raised and one carved alchemist symbol between ribs for powder.
- Urdang attributes this mortar to Florence. The band at the mouth is marked "...NICOLA bARyenini 1477" perhaps the "owner or founder" suggest Urdang.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.
- date made
- place made
- Italy: Tuscany, Florence
- Physical Description
- bronze (overall material)
- cast (overall production method/technique)
- gothic (overall style)
- overall: 19.8 cm x 28 cm x 25.2 cm; 7 13/16 in x 11 in x 9 15/16 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- collector/donor number
- SAP 365
- Credit Line
- Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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