TROCIS D'AROD

Description
The lower shoulder of the jar bears the inscription TROCIS D'AROD. It would have contained Troches Diarhodon, a lozenge made from red rose petals, spikenard, aloes, licorice, saffron, and mastic. The lozenge was used for a variety of stomach ailments and to ease fevers and congestion.
The jar has a white glazed background decorated with blue vines and yellow flowers. The center of the jar contains a coat of arms within a yellow shield and topped by a knight’s helmet. The escutcheon has a yellow shooting star at the top, three horizontal yellow stars on a white background in the center of the shield, and a lower field of blue and yellow stripes. The initials G.C. are on the lower left side of the shield, and the initial E is placed to the lower right side of the shield. This drug jar belongs to a series of containers 1991.0664.0525 through 1991.0664.0529 which have been attributed to eighteenth century Savona.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
ca 1700
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.4 cm x 10.3 cm; 6 7/16 in x 4 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0528
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 452
catalog number
1991.0664.0528
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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