This syrup jar dates to the 16th century and was made in Siena, Italy. With a long straight spout and an applied strap handle, it is decorated with yellow bands and green foliage. A blue and white band just below the handle is inscribed S. DIAMORON. The strap handle is painted yellow. A blue-winged angel is surrounded by delicate ochre wines and flowers above a shield and castle. This syrup jar and two other albarelli, 1991.0664.0533 and .0534, are from the same set. S. DIAMORON is a syrup made from mulberries.
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Object Name
syrup jar
date made
16th century
Date made
1575 - 1599
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 14 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 15/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 7 9/32 in
place made
Italia: Toscana, Siena
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 456
catalog number
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
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