LAP

Description
This wide-mouthed hand blown glass apothecary jar with a flattened collar and applied round foot. Marked LAP above two alchemical symbols. The jar is decorated with a baked enamel white cartouche framed by blue stylized vines and topped by a yellow crown. LAP is probably Lapis, latin for stone, and used for renal disorders including stones.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.6 cm x 6.4 cm; 3 25/32 in x 2 17/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0156
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05304
1991.0664.0156
collector/donor number
SAP 13
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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