Albarello

Description
This bright blue and white albarello has bands of cross hatching at the collar. Blue stripes divide the container into sections. Large blue balls surrounded by elongated triangular shapes with collars. Urdang attributed this albarello to 15th century Florece. 1954 G. Folch Jou felt this piece was of Spanish origin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
Date made
1400 - 1499
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31.5 cm x 15 cm; 12 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in
place made
Italy
ID Number
1991.0664.0515
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05727
collector/donor number
SAP 439
catalog number
1991.0664.0515
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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