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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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