BALS ARCAE

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. The Roman numeral V has been etched into the shoulder of the jar. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The jar’s label reads BALS ARCÆ. This jar would have contained balsam of arcæus which was used as a dressing for wounds.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.3 cm x 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm; 6 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0362
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05512.01
collector/donor number
SAP 223
catalog number
1991.0664.0362
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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