AQ OPHTHALM

Description
This blown and molded bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. It's baked enamel label is framed by a Baroque style blue and yellow cartouche. The label is marked AQ OPHTHALM in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. This bottle would have contained Aqua Ophthalmica, or Eyewater. Aqua Opthalmica was a solution with several different compositions, all used as an eyewash.
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 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 5/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0294
catalog number
M-05443
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 152
catalog number
1991.0664.0294
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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