Vng. Alaba strin

Description
This tin glazed conical drug jar is decorated with two curved blue vines to form an oval cartouche. The interior of the cartouche is marked, “Vng. Alaba strin.” The jar would have contained Unguentum Alabastrinum, an ointment made from powdered alabaster, chamomile, rose petals, and wax that was used as an emollient.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 13.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0859
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06071
collector/donor number
SAP 784
catalog number
1991.0664.0859.1
1991.0664.0859.2
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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