Albarello

Description
This albarello has cobalt blue and brown bands dividing the jar into three sections. The upper section features blue boxes and fan designs. Around the waist of the jar is a white band with a cobalt blue inscription that reads TVSVEV MNICOLA LVXV. The lower section is decorated with blue vines and flowers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
Date made
1400 - 1450
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.5 cm x 15.2 cm; 12 in x 5 31/32 in
attributed to
Italia: Toscana, Florence
ID Number
1991.0664.0514
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05726
collector/donor number
SAP 438
catalog number
1991.0664.0514
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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