OL SANBVCINO

Description
This dark blue syrup jar has a short spout and an applied double handle terminating in the head of a grotesque flanked by two snakes. Below the spout is a kneeling figure dressed in flowing robes with arms outstretched. The scrolled banner is surrounded by dense foliage and is marked “OL SANBVCINO.” The jar would have contained oil of sanbucino, a remedy for a variety of stomach ailments. Below the grotesque the jar bears the date 1578.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
syrup jar
date made
1578
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 16.5 cm x 21 cm; 9 1/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 9/32 in
overall: 9 in x 8 in x 7 in; 22.86 cm x 20.32 cm x 17.78 cm
place made
Italia: Veneto, Venice
ID Number
1991.0664.0632
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05844
collector/donor number
SAP 556
catalog number
1991.0664.0632
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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
Christie's. Italian Ceramic Art: 1400-1900
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