DIAGR

Description
This glass urn-shaped widemouthed jar, with its oval cartouche of baked white enamel and blue stylized vines, and yellow crown is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th centuries. The label is marked DIAGR<\i> above the alchemical symbol for sulphur. This jar is pictured on page 18 in the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 6 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0152
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05300
1991.0664.0152
collector/donor number
SAP 9
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
See more items in
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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