SPEC FEBRIFUG M

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. The bottle has a white baked enamel label framed by a baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads SPEC FEBRIFUG M in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Speciebus Febrifugae Mynsichti, a powdered herbal medicine formulated by German alchemist Adrian von Mynsicht (1603–1638) as a cure for fever.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.4 cm x 7 cm x 7.2 cm; 4 3/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0338
catalog number
M-05487
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 199
catalog number
1991.0664.0338
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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