OL MAIOR

Description
This blown and molded round glass bottle has a narrow neck with a wide flared lip and a rounded glass stopper. The white baked enamel label is outlined in blue, terminating with a blue bow and a yellow crown. The label is marked OL MAIOR in black. In Latin, the letter I was often used instead of a J as seen on the bottle. The bottle would have contained an oil of majorana, made from the leaves of the majoram tree. The oil was prescribed as a tonic, cephalic as a possible cure for headache, and expectorant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 3 3/8 in x 1 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0438
catalog number
M-05587
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 299
catalog number
1991.0664.0438.01
1991.0664.0438.02
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

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