This albarello drug jar has rounded shoulders and a short foot with a blue scroll design. The jar is decorated with a blue, green and yellow floral motif with cherubic infants (putti) perched on vines. A gold crown sits over the heads of a double headed eagle, which holds an escutcheon inside a gold shield. The jar is marked TRYPHERA MAGNA a compound that includes opium, cinnamon, and henbane leaves for relief of gastric pain and insomnia.
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar, albarello
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21.2 cm x 14 cm; 8 11/32 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 8 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 13.0175 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 500
catalog number
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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