Ung. Petoral.

This blue and white drug container is marked at the waist “Ung Petoral.” A white cartouche on the lower portion of the jar also reads “Ung. Pectoral.” Unguent Pectoral is an ointment used for ailments of the chest and lungs. Albarelli jars with wide mouths were used to store dry, bulky materials such as leaves and bark.
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Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 9/32 in x 5 5/16 in
overall: 7 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 18.7325 cm x 14.9225 cm
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 531
catalog number
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
similar type referenced
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars

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