CALCAR SULPHU STIB

Description
This aothecary jar has a flared lip and an applied foot. The painted label is applied with the cold paint technique. The white egg-shaped shield is outlined in black and is marked CALCAR SULPHU STIB in black. The jar would have contained Calcarea Sulphurica Stib (Calcium Sulphate Antimony), which was used to alleviate a variety of skin ailments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
19th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.8 cm x 5.5 cm; 3 1/16 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0409
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05558
collector/donor number
SAP 270
catalog number
1991.0664.0409
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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