OL ANETHI

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. It has a baked white enamel label surrounded by a gold and brown escutcheon with a crown at the top. The label is marked OL ANETHI in black, with the first letter in red. The bottle would have contained oil of anethum, or oil from the dill herb. The oil of anethum was often prescribed for its carminative properties.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 5.4 cm x 5.5 cm; 3 13/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 5/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0452
catalog number
M-05601.02
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 313
catalog number
1991.0664.0452
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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