RESIN TURBETH

Description
This blown and molded jar is decorated with a Baroque-style blue and yellow cartouche. It is marked "RESIN TURBETH". Turbeth also spelled turpeth, is the bark of roots with purgative properties. In A New Medical Dictionary Dr. Robert Hooper describes Turbeth to be "liable to much irregularity of action".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.3 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm; 4 7/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0334
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 195
catalog number
1991.0664.0334
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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