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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 29.5 cm x 16 cm; 11 5/8 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 473
catalog number
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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