TRAC AROMAT

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck with a round stopper. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves and capped by a yellow crown. The label is marked in black TRAC AROMAT. Aromata is Latin for spices, and this apothecary jar would have held some sort of solution mixed with spices. Aromatic spices such as myrrh, cloves and various flowers were used to make the air clean and healthful. Reference: Paul Freedman, Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 81.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm x 5 cm x 5.1 cm; 5 1/4 in x 1 31/32 in x 2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0355
catalog number
M-05505
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 216
catalog number
1991.0664.0355.01
1991.0664.0355.02
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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