SAL ACETOS

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. Its white baked enamel label is framed by a Baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads SAL ACETOS in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Salt of Acetosa. Rumex acetosa, also known as sorrel, is a plant that was used as a diuretic, an aperient (laxative), and an antidiarrheal.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 cm x 7.5 cm x 7 cm; 4 11/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0323
catalog number
M-05472
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 181
catalog number
1991.0664.0323
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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