MIXT SIMPL RECT

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. Its white baked enamel label is framed by a baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads MIXT SIMPL RECT in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Mixtura Simplex Rectificata, a mixture of theriaca, vitriolic oil, and tartar that was used to relieve cramps and induce perspiration.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 7 cm x 7.2 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0344
catalog number
M-05493
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 205
catalog number
1991.0664.0344
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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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