Italian 16th Century
Mortar with Foliate Grotesques, Goats' Heads, and Ribbed Handles
mid 16th century
bronze (dark brown patina)
8.1 x 11.6 cm (3 3/16 x 4 9/16 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.