SEMEN ANETHI

Description (Brief)
"SEMEN ANETHI" also known as Dill seeds has for centuries been used as a culinary ingredient. Dill is also used medicinally for jaundice, headache and lack of appetite. George Urdang author of the The Squibb Ancient Catalogue attributes the containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design surrounding the medallion and the initials "HN" on the bottom of many of the jars in the series. However, in a letter to museum curators dated August 1983, the 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 twenty-three miles southwest of Hanau.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790-1810
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.2 cm x 10.5 cm; 6 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0786
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 710
catalog number
1991.0664.0786
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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