Ung. ad Scabia

Description (Brief)
This albarello marked Ung. Scabia, has a second paper label glued to the lower shoulder marked, Ung. ad Scabia. This jar would have contained an ointment for the treatment of Scabies, a scratchy contagious skin disease. George Urdang, co-author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Savona.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0608
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 532
catalog number
1991.0664.0608
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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