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Bronze mortar, England, 1607
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Bronze mortar, England, 1607
Bronze bell-shaped mortar, flared rim, moulded foot
Bronze bell-shaped mortar, flared rim, moulded foot, pedestal base, English, 1607. Grey background.
Work Type
Pharmacy
Date
1607
Location
England
Measurements
overall: 131 mm x 169 mm, 5.16kg
Description
Bronze bell-shaped mortar, flared rim, moulded foot, pedestal base, English, 1607
Mortars were used with pestles to crush and grind ingredients for drug preparations which were often in the form of powders, ointments or solutions. The mortar and pestle are both ancient tools, traditionally the most recognisable symbols associated with the pharmaceutical profession.\n\nThis mortar is made from bell metal, which is a form of bronze. Its bell shape suggests it may have been cast in a bell foundry, which was very common. Marked with the year "1607 , this mortar is heavy at more than 5 kg and would have been a hard-wearing object able to withstand years of use.
Mortars were used with pestles to crush and grind ingredients for drug preparations which were often in the form of powders, ointments or solutions. The mortar and pestle are both ancient tools, traditionally the most recognisable symbols associated with the pharmaceutical profession.\n\nThis mortar is made from bell metal, which is a form of bronze. Its bell shape suggests it may have been cast in a bell foundry, which was very common. Marked with the year "1607 , this mortar is heavy at more than 5 kg and would have been a hard-wearing object able to withstand years of use.
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Subject
mortar
ID Number
co129262
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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