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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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