PIPER CUBELA

Description (Brief)
This jar is marked "PIPER CUBELA". Piper in Latin refers to pepper or chili. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes the containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design of blue and purple flowers and green leaves surrounding the medallion. The initials "HN" appear on the bottom of many of the jars in this series. However, in a letter to museum curators dated August 1983, pharmaceutical historian Wolfgang-Hagen Hein wrote that the containers without initials and those marked "FH" were made in Florsheim in the German state of Hesse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
1790-1810
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.3 cm x 11 cm; 6 13/32 in x 4 11/32 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0784
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 708
catalog number
1991.0664.0784
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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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