Mortar (Fragment) and Pestle

Object Name: 
Mortar (Fragment) and Pestle

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Object Name: 
Mortar (Fragment) and Pestle
Accession Number: 
2006.3.78
Dimensions: 
(a) Mortar H: 10.2 cm, W: 14.2 cm, D (max preserved): 12.5 cm; (b) Pestle L (max preserved): 13.1 cm, Diam (rounded end): 3.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 1600-1699
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
Primary Description: 
Opaque dark green appearing black, corroded glass; blown, hot worked. Hemispherical shaped bowl (a) with cylindrical shaped pestle (b). Both pieces fragmentary.
Provenance: 
Wunsch Foundation Inc., Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
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Venue(s)
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Venue(s)
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Venue(s)
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Venue(s)
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