Elix Pectoralis

Description
This blown glass drug jar has a round body and a long neck, flared lip and an applied foot. The oval label is painted gold, black and red in the cold technique is marked in Latin, Elix Pectoralis" Containers of this shape and size were called "noenchen" or little nuns. This jar is one of a group of five bottles of the same size and shape. Elixir Pectoralis would have been a elixir that served as a remedy for ailments of the chest or lungs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.7 cm x 16.6 cm; 6 3/16 in x 6 17/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0400
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05549.01
collector/donor number
SAP 261
catalog number
1991.0664.0400
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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