BOL ARMEN

Description (Brief)
The baked enamel label on this square-shaped drug jar is marked "BOL ARMEN", above an alchemical symbol, Double PPs with a line running through the stems. Armenia Bole or bolis, is a type of red clay found in Armenia and areas of the Middle East. It was used internally for gastric complaints.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.8 cm x 4.1 cm x 3.9 cm; 3 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0377
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 238
catalog number
1991.0664.0377
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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