Albarello

Description
This large, misshapen drug jar has a deep blue background that is decorated with yellow and green acanthus leaves. Two portraits appear within oval medallions, one of a man wearing a blue toga and one of a woman wearing a yellow toga.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar, albarello
date made
17th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34.5 cm x 21 cm; 13 19/32 in x 8 9/32 in
overall: 14 in x 8 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 20.955 cm
place made
Italia: Veneto, Venice
ID Number
1991.0664.0627
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05839
collector/donor number
SAP 551
catalog number
1991.0664.0627
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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