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Mortar and Pestle with Hunting Scenes
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Mortar and Pestle with Hunting Scenes

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The foot of the mortar has been turned, and its bowl is carved with a continuous landscape depicting a hunt. A pack of dogs attacks one boar, while another boar is pursued by an archer and a mounted spearman accompanied by dogs. The handle of the pestle is decorated with raised designs on a pounced and stained ground. Above, pseudo coats of arms, from which bows are suspended, alternate with martial trophies; below, a zigzag ribbon enlivens the surface. An old label reads: "112."
Provenance Owned by F. Ongania, Venice; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1899; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Label] 112
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1899

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late 19th century
(Ivory & Bone)
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H of mortar: 5 7/8 x W: 3 1/16 in. (15 x 7.8 cm); L of pestle: 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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