Uo Rosado

Description
This blue monochrome albarello is decorated with cobalt blue vines and leaves. The escroll in the center of the container is inscribed with gothic script that reads Uo rosado. This jar would have contained Unguento Rosado, an ointment made from lard and roses that served to alleviate skin sores and kidney pain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
ca 1500
Date made
1500 - 1550
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.5 cm x 13.3 cm; 6 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in
place made
Italia: Emilia-Romagna, Faenza
ID Number
1991.0664.0492
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05704
collector/donor number
SAP 416
catalog number
1991.0664.0492
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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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