OL RUTAE

Description
This blown and molded glass bottle with stopper has a baked enamel label marked, OL RUTAE. Oil of Rutae is made from the herb Ruta graveolens more commonly known as Rue. The leaves of the herb are distilled in alcohol and used as a stimulant, an antispasmodic, for convulsions and hysteria, and as an abortifacient, to induce a miscarriage.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 3.4 cm x 3.4 cm; 3 13/16 in x 1 11/32 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0466
catalog number
M-05615
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 327
catalog number
1991.0664.0466
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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