Italian 16th Century
Mortar with Birds, Cherubim, Armorial Shield, and Festoons
early 16th century
bronze (dark brown bronze)
8.7 x 10 cm (3 7/16 x 3 15/16 in)
Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.