STOM B

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped bottle has a wide mouth and stopper. The white oval enamel cartouche is framed by blue vines, red and yellow flowers and a three-pointed crown. The label is marked with the alchemical symbol for powder and STOM B. The number "25" has been etched into the stopper. The jar likely would have contained a powdered substance for helping alleviate stomach pains.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle and stopper
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8001 cm x 6.8999 cm x 6.8999 cm; 7 in x 2 23/32 in x 2 23/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0388
catalog number
M-05537
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0388
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: 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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