Geoffroyae

Description
This tin glazed drug jar is decorated with a cobalt blue festoon surrounded by flowers, leaves, and an outstretched hand holding the Rod of Asclepius. Just below the festoon is a Caduceus. Geoffroyae refers to the bark of the cabbage tree, which was used as a cure for parasitic worms.
A rectangular green and ivory paper label is glued to the back of the container. The writing on the label is illegible. This container is similar to 1991.0664.849 and .850.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
19th century
maker
H.A. Piccardt
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 8 cm; 4 17/32 in x 3 5/32 in
overall: 4 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
Nederland: Zuid-Holland, Delft
ID Number
1991.0664.0848
catalog number
M-06060
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 772
catalog number
1991.0664.0848
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
similar type referenced
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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