MAGN NITR

Description (Brief)
This blown and molded square shaped bottle is marked "MAGN NITRI". The Baroque-style baked enamel label is blue, yellow, red and black. The jar probably contained Magnesia Opalina. The Dictionary of Photopharmacology by J. Worth Estes, lists Magesia Opalina as a "form of Antimonium prepared with Sal Muriaticus and Niter."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.7 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.6 cm; 4 3/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 3 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0330
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 188
catalog number
1991.0664.0330
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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