Mortar

Mortar

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Description
Cast bronze mortar with bell-shaped mouth and small single semi-circular applied handle with a larger ring. The mortar has a cast cross and six vertical ribs extending from the neck to the end of the waist. It appears the mortar was painted black at one time. Urdang attributes this mortar to 16th century Spain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Other Terms
mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.
date made
ca 16th century
place made
Spain
unspecified
Spain
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
paint (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 12.4 cm x 15.6 cm; 4 7/8 in x 6 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0102
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05655
collector/donor number
SAP 367
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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