ELL LENITIVO

Description
This albarello has a matte glaze with a central decoration of a crane on one leg inside a golden shield. The top of the jar bears a heart shaped symbol topped by a cross, with an “A” in the center. This mark likely denoted the apothecary that owned the jar. The jar is marked “ELL LENITIVO” and would have contained a lenitive electuary, a paste that was used as a laxative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 14 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0618
catalog number
M-05830
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 542
catalog number
1991.0664.0618
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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