AQUA

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
1991.0664.0432
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05581
collector/donor number
SAP 293
catalog number
1991.0664.0432
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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