Coral ALB T

Description
This glass apothecary jar is marked, Coral ALB T above the two PP's, the abbreviation for prepared. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, gastric pain, and protecting infants from convulsions. Many eithteenth century paintings depict infants holding silver and coral teething sticks.
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)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.1 cm x 6.4 cm; 3 31/32 in x 2 17/32 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0157
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05305
1991.0664.0157
collector/donor number
SAP 14
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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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