CEPHAL CAR

Description
This bottle is marked CEPHAL CAR in black, along with the alchemical symbol for water, and a second unknown symbol. The front shoulder of the container is etched with a Z and 9. Cephalics were remedies for headaches. This jar would have contained an liquid solution to cure headaches.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.8 cm x 5.5 cm x 6 cm; 4 21/32 in x 2 5/32 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0374
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05523
collector/donor number
SAP 235
catalog number
1991.0664.0374
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
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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