Spanish Mortar

Spanish Mortar
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: Height: 12.5cm / 5in, Diameter: 15cm / 5 ⅞in, Width incl. handles: 21cm / 8 ¼in
Place of Origin: Southern Spain
Date: 15th century
Maker or Retailer: Unknown
Present Location: Private collection


This Andalusian bronze mortar is of cylindrical form. The body has two decorated and pierced side-handles, without rings, and the exterior is decorated with fourteen ribs of triangular section, in alternating positions. Below the rim and above the base are cast and punched bands of scrollwork between lines of small dots.


  • Bofill, F. De P., 1968. Catalogue of Mortars: Perelada Palace Collection. 146pp. Perelada: Biblioteca Palacio Perelada

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