Bronze mortar & pestle, French, with Janus face, late 16th century

$1,250.00 AUD

Bronze mortar & pestle, moulded with four Janus heads between moulded double baluster columns, the lip flared. Probably French, late 16th century



7.5 cm high, 12.5 cm wide


The Janus face comes from antiquity - the Roman god Janus was able to look both into the future and the past, and a model head in an apothecary shop could advertise before and after treatment.

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