NAPHTA OI.

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a baked enamel oval cartouche outlined with blue vines, red and yellow flowers and a three pointed crown. The label reads NAPHTA Ol. Naptha is a crude oil found in natural gas and coal tar. As a distilled product it was used internally as a cathartic, and externally as a liniment.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.3 cm x 6.1 cm x 6.6 cm; 6 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0383
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 244
catalog number
1991.0664.0383
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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