LOH ALTHE

Description
This albarello is decorated with a blue floral design. The center of the jar is marked, “LOH ALTHE” in black. The jar would have contained althaea root, which was used as an aperients and laxative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.8 cm x 13 cm; 6 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0641
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05853
collector/donor number
SAP 565
catalog number
1991.0664.0641
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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