Drug Jar

This ovoid drug jar has a grayish white glazed background. In the center of the jar is a blue wreath circling a brown double-headed eagle. Above the bird's heads is a brown crown and scepter with two blue hands extending downwards from the bottom of the crown. An oval shield in the center of the eagle has a blue intersecting key and feather. The foot of the bird on the left clutches a sword. Above the wreath is a blue escrol which has been left blank. An illegible paper label is on the back of the jar. George Urdang attributes this jar to 18th-century Nuremberg and the St. Emeran Episcopal Court Pharmacy.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 14 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 8 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 20.6375 cm x 14.605 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 647
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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