Albarello

Description
This albarello has a white glazed background that is decorated with the portrait of a woman dressed in blue and green. The woman is in profile and is surrounded by stylized vines and leaves created by a series of lozenge–shaped brush strokes. To the left of the woman is a vertical escroll with Chinese–looking characters painted in the interior.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
ca 1500
Date made
1475 - 1499
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.5 cm x 12 cm; 12 in x 4 23/32 in
place made
Italia: Emilia-Romagna, Faenza
ID Number
1991.0664.0500
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05712
collector/donor number
SAP 424
catalog number
1991.0664.0500
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
See more items in
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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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