ELIX. UTERIN. CR

Description
This blown and molded square glass bottle has had its neck broken off. A baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves and yellow ribbon, and capped by a crown. The bottle is marked ELIX. UTERIN. CR in black text. The bottle would have contained an elixir of uterinum, a compound of sabin, castor and myrrh used to stimulate menses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 5 cm x 5.1 cm; 4 1/8 in x 1 15/16 in x 2 in
unspeciied
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0181
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05329
1991.0664.0181
collector/donor number
SAP 38
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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