RAD COLUMB

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a wide neck, flared lip, and a round stopper. The white baked enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. Above the shield is a yellow crown with the letter "H" in the center. The jar is labeled with the alchemical symbol for powder and, marked RAD COLUMB in black. This jar would have held powdered Columbo root, which was used as an antiseptic or tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.7 cm x 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm; 5 3/8 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0368
catalog number
M-05517
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 229
catalog number
1991.0664.0368
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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