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Mortar: M.6-1955

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Bronze. A squat-shaped mortar with inlaid decoration of white metal. Round the waist twelve wedge shaped bosses or lugs, 1 3/4 ins. in length, arranged to alternately taper upwards and downwards, in between each lug a leaf design in white metal, round the base a fret border, at the top a double fret border separated by a plain narrow panel.

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Bequeathed by E. Saville Peck

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5 ¼ in
Height: 3 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1955-04-28) by Saville Peck, E.


14th Century
Circa 1300 - 1400 1400


Egyptian Mamluk

School or Style

Mamluk Islamic

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1955
Primary reference Number: 14099
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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