OL SPICAE

Description
This blown and molded clear glass bottle has a baked enamel label marked OL SPICAE. Ol Spicae is also known as Spike lavender oil. Derived from the distillation of lavender flowers it was used in perfumes, as a cure for headaches, and in the elimination of lice.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.1 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 11/32 in x 3 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0293
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05442
collector/donor number
SAP 151
catalog number
1991.0664.0293
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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