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
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
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.