Syrup de Pomis s

This blue and white syrup jar has an applied strap handle, a spout, a flared foot, and a round wooden lid painted red. The jar is decorated with a stylized floral motif and a central white band inscribed in gothic lettering that reads S de pomis s. The jar could have contained Syrupus de Pomis compositus, a syrup made from senna leaves, borage, and apple juice that was used as a purgative.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
ca 1500
Date made
1500 - 1599
date made
ca 1550
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 22.2 cm x 16 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 3/4 in x 6 5/16 in x 7 9/32 in
place made
Italia: Emilia-Romagna, Faenza
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 423
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
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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