OL LINI

Description
The label of this bottle is marked OL LINI" indicating it contained linseed oil from the flax plant. The cultivation of linseed oil has been traced back 7000 years. Flax was used for various internal and external ailments, including as a laxative and for making plasters. The pigments applied to the blown and molded glass bottle are done in the cold paint technique.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 5.1 cm x 5 cm; 4 23/32 in x 2 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0429
catalog number
M-05578
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 290
catalog number
1991.0664.0429.01
1991.0664.0429.02
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
Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

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