CONDIT BARDAN RAD

Description
This whitish gray tin-glazed drug jar has a wide mouth. It is decorated with vines of blue flowers and leaves which create a circular medallion. The interior of the medallion is marked, “CONDIT BARDAN RAD.” The jar would have contained the roots of the bardana plant, a thistle belonging to the genus Arctium. According to George Urdang, the potter’s mark attributes the container to the city of Nuremberg.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 10 cm; 5 1/8 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 5 in x 3 5/8 in; 12.7 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nuremberg
ID Number
1991.0664.0728
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05940
collector/donor number
SAP 652
catalog number
1991.0664.0728
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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