ELLEET E EVC ROS

Description
This albarello features a painted yellow oval baroque shield with a knight’s helmet at the top. The shield is framed by blue flowers. The interior of the shield features an image of a castle tower with three stars above, and the initialsG C in between the stars. Below the lower shoulder the jar is also marked ELLEET E ESVC ROS. The jar would have contained an electuary of rose, a paste composed of rose water and rose petals that was used as a salve.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0575
catalog number
M-05787
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 499
catalog number
1991.0664.0575
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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