A Scorzon

Description (Brief)
The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue describes this jar and 1991.0664.0708 as coming from the Alsatian region of France. The bottle has four applied handles. The label reads A Scorzon which can refer to Scorzonera also know as viper grass. The root which is black with white flesh is boiled. It was once given to bubonic plague victims and for snake bites.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 13 cm; 10 13/16 in x 6 3/32 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0707
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 631
catalog number
1991.0664.0707
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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