ELIX BALS PECT

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The Roman numeral X is etched into the shoulder. The jar’s label reads ELIX BALS PECT in black text. The jar would have contained an elixir of balsam, which was prescribed for its pulmonary benefits in treating the lungs.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
1991.0664.0358
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05508
collector/donor number
SAP 219
catalog number
1991.0664.0358
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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