ESS. MYRRH

Description
This blown and molded square glass bottle has a narrow neck with a flared collar. The baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves and yellow ribbon, capped by a crown. It is marked ESS. MYRRH which was used as a spice, specifically as an aromatic in church rituals. For medicinal purposes Myrrh was thought to help with conception.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
unspecified
Germany
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)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 10 cm x 4.7 cm x 4.8 cm; 3 15/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0182
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05330
1991.0664.0182
collector/donor number
SAP 39
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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