ELET:ROST:DIMN

Description
On this tin–glazed albarello, blue wavy ribbons flank a multicolored wreath framing a monk carrying a long cross over his shoulder. The year 1623 is painted above a yellow band inscribed ELET ROST DIMN. Other inscriptions include the initials, S. and D. flanking the monk, and A.O. and ORE at the top of the yellow band. The jar likely would have contained an electuary of rosato, a medicinal paste that was taken internally as a tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
1623
Date made
1623
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.2 cm x 11.7 cm; 7 5/32 in x 4 19/32 in
place made
Italy
Italia: Toscana, Siena
ID Number
1991.0664.0535
catalog number
M-05747
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 459
catalog number
1991.0664.0535
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
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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