AQ/ FENICV

Description
This ovoid–shaped drug container has a slender neck and a pinched spout. The jar is decorated with a blue floral design, and is marked around the center “FENICV.” The jar would have contained Feniculum (or foeniculum), also known as fennel. Fennel was used as a carminative, an expectorant, and a diuretic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jug
jug
date made
ca 1700
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.5 cm x 15.5 cm; 9 21/32 in x 6 3/32 in
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
ID Number
1991.0664.0642
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05854
collector/donor number
SAP 566
catalog number
1991.0664.0642
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
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