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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar, albarello
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 495
catalog number
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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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