LIMAT MART

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped jar has a flared lip, and a round glass stopper. The numeral "3" is etched into the glass stopper. The white baked enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. Above the shield is a yellow crown. The label bears the alchemical symbol for powder and the text LIMAT MART in black. This bottle would have contained Limatura Martis, sublimated iron, iron filings, used as a stimulant, astringent, or tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.3 cm x 4.8 cm x 5 cm; 6 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0375
catalog number
M-05526
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 236
catalog number
1991.0664.0375.01
1991.0664.0375.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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