Albarello

Description
This albarello is decorated with a heraldic ornament, painted in white, blue, yellow, green, and orange. A yellow bird with wings spread is in the center of a cartouche topped by a crown. The yellow oval is framed by a green wreath. The back side of the jar has a stylized blue vine and leaf pattern.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
16th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28.3 cm x 14.7 cm; 11 5/32 in x 5 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0545
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05757
collector/donor number
SAP 469
catalog number
1991.0664.0545
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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