Apothecary Jar

Description (Brief)
This cylindrical tin-glazed apothecary jar with a straight wall and a flat shoulder is divided into three sections depicting different religious scenes. One section portrays Saint Jerome dressed in magnesium colored robes praying before a cross, and human skull mounted on rocks. In the second section Saint Jerome again? is seen with angles peering down from the heavens. The saint in kneeling before a table covered with a green cloth. Behind him is a balustrade with a vase of flowers. The third section depicts Mary and Joseph walking with Jesus as a little boy. Each section is divided by yellow and blue vertical bands and green leaves. Above the shoulder are several bands of interconnecting scroll designs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
Date made
1625 - 1675
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.8 cm x 15.1 cm; 6 1/4 in x 5 15/16 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in; 16.51 cm x 14.9225 cm
attributed
Italia: Toscana, Florence
ID Number
1991.0664.0524
catalog number
M-05736
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 448
subject
Medicine
Hindu
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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