This blown and molded square glass bottle has a narrow neck with a flared lip that has broken off. The baked enamel label is surrounded by a blue border with a yellow crown. The label is marked with the Roman numerals XX at the top of the oval followed by the alchemical symbol for salt. The text AQUA meaning water is at the bottom. This bottle may have contained a saline solution.
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Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 16 cm x 9.3 cm x 9.3 cm; 6 5/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 11/16 in
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accession number
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SAP 293
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & 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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