Albarello

Description
This albarello is decorated with rich blue, yellow, and green glazes. This vessel shares similar characteristics to Albarello 1991.0664.0548. An unidentified male figure stands with a white dog at his feet in the center of a yellow oval. The man wears a tall hat, black cape, and boots and carries a staff. The iconography on the opposite side is hard to identify. It appears that armor, possibly a leg, and a quill are depicted along with a stringed musical instrument. The upper and lower shoulders are decorated with bands of acanthus leaves.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29.5 cm x 16 cm; 11 5/8 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0549
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05761
collector/donor number
SAP 473
catalog number
1991.0664.0549
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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