Apothecary Bottle, Oleum Anis Vulga

Description
A blown glass drug jar with 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 paint technique and is marked in Latin, Oleum Anis Vulga.
Containers of this shape and size were called "noenchen" or little nuns. This jar is one of a group of five containers of the same size and shape.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.3 cm x 5.2 cm; 3 1/4 in x 2 1/16 in
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 8.89 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0402
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05551
collector/donor number
SAP 263
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
Art
Religion
European Apothecary
See more items in
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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