Mortar

Mortar

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Description
Short, squat, cast bronze mortar with a flared mouth. Four buttress columns alternate between the head of a woman. Urdang suggests the mortar is 16th century spanish and that the face is that of Medusa.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Other Terms
mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.
date made
ca 16th century
place made
Spain
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 7.7 cm x 11.1 cm; 3 1/16 in x 4 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0104
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05657
collector/donor number
SAP 369
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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