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Mortar with Hygeia
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Mortar with Hygeia

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this mortar is a relief of the seated goddess Hygeia, on the back are the shields of the Pamphili and Aldobrandini families. The handles are cast as eagles with outspread wings, one is wreathed with a cord and holds a pendant medallion.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, no. 302; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] around upper part: ASPICE QUID STABILIS POSSIT CONCORDIA RERUM QUE SOCIATA IVVANAT DISSOCIATA NOCEAT 1654; in the medallion of one handle: INNOCENTI X. PONT MAX.; on base: AMBROSIO LUCENTI ROM FCA OPUS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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1654 (Baroque)
cast bronze with natural patina
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H: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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