Italian 16th Century
Mortar with Vine scrolls, Loop, and Ring
bronze (yellow-brown bronze with medium brown patina)
8.7 x 10.2 cm (3 7/16 x 4 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.