Ung: au Frabirm

This waisted drug jar has a flared foot and a deep blue glaze over a white background. The jar is decorated with stylized flowers and leaves on the upper and lower shoulders. The label at the center of the waist is marked Ung: au Frabirm. The jar would have contained some type of unguentum, or ointment. It belongs to a set of drug containers seen in objects 1991.0664.0589 through 1991.0664.0596.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 19.3 cm x 9.1 cm; 7 19/32 in x 3 19/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 516
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

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