SPIR MASTICHIN

Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked SPIR MASTICHIN, and would have contained Spirit of Mastichinae. This solution contained gum resin from the Pistacia lentiscu tree, wormwood, aloes, and canella bark. Spirit of Mastichinae would have been used as a cathartic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
paint (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.8 cm x 7 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 1/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0309
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05458
collector/donor number
SAP 167
catalog number
1991.0664.0309
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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