ELEC. DE OVO

Description
This urn–shaped drug container has a wide mouth and applied flared foot. The paint has been applied with the cold paint technique in the rococo style. The white escutcheon is outlined in gold and framed with vines of red and blue flowers, and is marked, ELEC DE OVO"
Jars 1991.0664.405 through 1991.0664.0408 contained electuaries, blends of various herbs, water, honey and sugar to form a paste. Electarium de ovo is an electuary made from eggs and other ingredients that was used as an antidote to poison or to combat the plague.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.8 cm x 8.8 cm; 4 1/4 in x 3 15/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0406
catalog number
M-05555
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 267
catalog number
1991.0664.0406
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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