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  • Title: Mortar
  • Creator: Alberghetti Foundry
  • Date Created: 1551–80, (model), (possibly cast in France, first half of the 19th century)
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 21.3 cm, diam. 24.5 cm (rim).
  • Type: Mortar
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/460438
  • Medium: Copper alloy with a high content of tin, some lead, and no trace of zinc; the usual trace elements of iron, nickel, silver, and antimony are present, confirming that this is an alloy of fire-refined copper, certainly dating before about 1880; dark brown patina.
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Italian, Venice

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