OXIMEL

Description
This syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied slab handle. In a monochrome palette of blue on blue it is decorated with flora and fauna motifs. The interior of the escrol is marked OXIMEL, a preparation used as cough medicine. The active drug was mixed with vinegar and honey. The recipe varies according to the active ingredients introduced into the mixture.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
syrup jar
Object Type
medicine
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.3 cm x 15 cm x 19 cm; 8 in x 5 29/32 in x 7 15/32 in
overall: 7 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 19.05 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0636
catalog number
M-05848
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.063
M-05848 ?
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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