Albarello

Description
This blue monochrome albarello drug jar has a white glazed background with a central design of a shield and crown. The interior of the shield has a star, a cross, and a stylized flower. The shield and crown are framed by curling vines and stems. At the shoulders are thin bands and a semicircle of lozenges. The glaze for the various motifs is thick and is raised in spots.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
Date made
1600 - 1699
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23.2 cm x 11.3 cm; 9 1/8 in x 4 7/16 in
place made
Italy
attributed to
Italia: Toscana, Florence
ID Number
1991.0664.0523
catalog number
M-05735
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 447
catalog number
1991.0664.0523
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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