OL LAURI

Description (Brief)
This small, wide-mouthed apothecary jar has a whitish tin glaze. A round blue shield in the center of the jar features a face at the top. The center of the shield reads “OL LAURI” in blue text. The jar would have contained oil of laurel, used as a remedy for a variety of skin conditions and as a salve for wounds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0739
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05951
collector/donor number
SAP 663
catalog number
1991.0664.0739
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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