AQ FL SAMBUC

Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked reads AQ FL SAMBUC in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. It would have contained Aqua Florum Sambucus, or Elderberry Flower Water. Aqua Florum Sambucus was prescribed as a cathartic, deobstruent, diuretic, and diaphoretic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 8 7/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0297
catalog number
M-05446
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 155
catalog number
1991.0664.0297
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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