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Mortar: M.21-1952

Object information

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Bronze. From the waist project 14 bosses interspresed with faint engravings. Round the base a border with scrolled design. Beneath the rim a border with inscription - 'Empire, peace, glory and prosperity'.


History note: Bought at Christie's, 1924

Legal notes

Given by E. Saville Peck

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6½ in
Height: 5½ in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-07-31) by Saville Peck, E.


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1200 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Empire, peace, glory and prosperity
  • Location: Beneath the rim

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1952
Primary reference Number: 14136
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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