EMP. DYAFIN

Description
This tin–glazed albarello container was made in Siena, Italy, during the 16th century. The jar has a foot and is decorated by wavy ochre ribbons flanked by green foliage and blue, yellow, and ochre flowers. A blue-winged angel and a shield and a castle sit just above a blue and white band inscribed, EMP. DYAFIN. The jar may have contained emplaster diachylon, a common plaster made with lead and olive oil that was used to cover wounds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
16th century
Date made
1575 - 1599
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.8 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 13/32 in x 4 17/32 in
place made
Italy
Italia: Toscana, Siena
ID Number
1991.0664.0533
catalog number
M-05745
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 457
catalog number
1991.0664.0533
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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