SPEC CORDIAL TEMP SP

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 SPEC CORDIAL TEMP SP in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Species Cordiales Temperatae, a powdered mixture containing a variety of plants, herbs, and other ingredients that was used as a stimulant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 7.4 cm x 7.4 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 29/32 in x 2 29/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0339
catalog number
M-05488
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 200
catalog number
1991.0664.0339
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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