TINCT MARTIS POMAT

Description
This blown and molded square glass jar has a narrow neck with a flared lip. The baked white enamel label is flanked by blue flowers on its sides and top, and a blue ribbon sits on top of the label. The label reads TINCT MARTIS POMAT in black text. The bottle would have contained a tincture of martis pomatum, or tincture of iron with perfumed fats. Iron solutions were often used as a stimulant, astringent, or tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.3 cm x 7 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0421
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05570
collector/donor number
SAP 282
catalog number
1991.0664.0421
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
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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