Drug Jar

This wide-mouth drug jar has a yellow–gold cartouche in the jar’s center that frames an image of a man with his back turned away from the viewer. The man's hair is pulled back into a queue and tied with a ribbon at the neck. The cartouche, flanked by C-scrolls, is surrounded by realistically painted blue and yellow flowers with long thin stems and leaves. The decoration is similar but not identical to jar 1991.0664.573. The colors are muted on a white-glazed background.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 26.9 cm x 23.5 cm; 10 19/32 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
collector/donor number
SAP 498
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & 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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