CORNU CERVIUS

Description
This early 19th-century ceramic apothecary jar bears the label CORNU CERVIUS. It would have contained which is Latin for Deer Horn. Calcium phosphate from stag horns was used in spirits or tinctures as a general tonic, diaphoretic, sedative, antispasmodic, or antacid. The text is surrounded by a yellow oval which is decorated with a garland of flowers at the top and a green wreath at the bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
ca 1800
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 10.2 cm; 6 5/16 in x 4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.1095
catalog number
1991.0664.1095
accession number
1991.0664
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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