Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This blue and white albarello-shaped drug jar has two bands of blue arches or false gadroons. On the upper shoulder is a portrait of an African man in the center of the top border. The borders are decorated with blue arches or false gadroons. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey, a similar jar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664, is illustrated, and attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy, which has a similar blue and manganese pallet.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.2 cm x 13 cm; 7 5/32 in x 5 1/8 in
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
ID Number
1991.0664.0660
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 584
catalog number
1991.0664.0660
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
See more items in
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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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