Albarello

Description
This albarello has a flared foot and is painted with decorative blue, yellow, and green flowers, and leaves and vines. In the center of the jar is a portrait of the Madonna holding the infant Jesus. Mary wears a gold dress with blue mantle and a gold crown on her head. In her left hand Mary holds two cords attached to two squares. Just below Mary are the heads of three females engulfed in the flames of hell. George Urdang attributes this jar to 18th–century Castelli.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar, albarello
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 13 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 9 in x 5 in; 22.86 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0571
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05783
collector/donor number
SAP 495
catalog number
1991.0664.0571
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Religion
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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