BALS SULPHUR SUCCIN

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. The label reads BALS SULPHUR SUCCIN in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Balsamum Sulphuris Succinum, a balm of sulphur and amber. The balm would have been used as a tonic, emmenagogue, or anti–hysteric.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.2 cm x 6.6 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 3/16 in x 2 19/32 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0306
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05455
collector/donor number
SAP 164
catalog number
1991.0664.0306
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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