MAGIS MARGAS

Description
This blown and molded wide-mouth jar has a white oval baked enamel label that is surrounded by a blue ribbon and topped with a golden crown. The jar is marked MAGIS MARGAS in black text. The jar would have contained Magisterium Margaritae, which is a formed from the reaction of pearls in an acid solution. Pearls were ground into powders and mixed in an acidic solution that was then used as a cordial and tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.4 cm x 7.1 cm; 4 1/2 in x 2 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0441
catalog number
M-05590
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 302
catalog number
1991.0664.0441
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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