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
Object Name
bottle
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
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
See more items in
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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars

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