SPEC DIACUMIN

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 DIACUMIN in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. This jar would have contained species diacumin, or a powder made from cumin. The powder was used as an antihysteric and as a stomachic powder to improve appetite and digestion.
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 cm x 7.1 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0335
catalog number
M-05484
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0335
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
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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