• 1986.008.0741 Cropped
    1986.008.0741 Cropped
1986.008.0741 Cropped
1986.008.0741 Cropped
1986.008.0741 Cropped

Mortar

Physical Object


1986.008.0741
Nuestra Señora de Atocha (1622)
circa 1620
A bronze mortar from the wreck of the 1622 galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha was used in conjunction with a pestle to grind or pulverize medicines, spices, and foods. This example bears the likenesses of demonic-looking figures. It is 9.3 centimeters tall and 13.0 centimeters in diameter.