ESS MYRRH

Description
This blown and molded bottle has a skinny neck and a flared lip. The bottle has a baked enamel label framed by a Baroque-style blue and yellow cartouche. The label readsESS MYRRH in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. This jar would have contained Essence of Myrrh. Myrrh could be used as a tonic, diaphoretic, expectorant, stomachic, and antiseptic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 6.7 cm x 7 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0300
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05449
collector/donor number
SAP 164
catalog number
1991.0664.0300
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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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