SIR DI CORALL

Description
This syrup jar has an applied handle that is decorated with a cross supported by two arms. The body of the jar is marked “SIR DI CORALLI.” The jar likely contained syrup of coral. Coral was used for centuries to treat a variety of ills, including but not limited to, the reduction of fever; the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women; the relief of gastric pain; and the protection of infants from convulsions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 cm x 17 cm x 19.5 cm; 8 11/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0613
catalog number
M-05825
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 537
catalog number
1991.0664.0613
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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