Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mortar

Date:
19th century
Culture:
Italian or German
Medium:
Copper alloy with warm brown patina.
Dimensions:
H. 9.7 cm, diam. 10.6 cm (rim)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1366
Not on view
This mortar is decorated with a frieze of grotesque masks and stylized palmettes under garlands; a band of acanthus leaves is under the rim. The lack of wear and the crude facture corroborate the late dating.
Robert Lehman, New York
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