Mortar

Mortar
Title
Mortar
Date 
1550-1650
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 in. ( 22.2 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Cast bronze mortar with flared rim, two opposing handles in the shape of animal heads; exterior of body has six vertical rows of sawtooth decoration in relief.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.1038
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group