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A small mortar

16th century

Possibly made of latten, an alloy of copper and zinc resembling brass, hammered into thin sheets and usually used to make monumental brasses and church ornaments.

Museum number: MP136

Curatorial note

This item was described in the 1837 AB inventory of Soane's collection as 'An Old Mortar (?) - metal'.

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