SY DI GIVGIOL

Description
This syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied strap handle. The white glazed background is covered with depictions of buildings, flowers, and birds in varying shades of blue. It is marked “Sy Di GIVGIOL.” The jar would have contained the Syrup of Giuggiolo, or syrup from the Jujube tree. The syrup was used as a deobstruent (to remove obstacles) and a decongestant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
syrup jar
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.2 cm x 14.5 cm x 19.5 cm; 8 11/32 in x 5 23/32 in x 7 11/16 in
overall: 8 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 18.0975 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0626
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05838
collector/donor number
SAP 550
catalog number
1991.0664.626
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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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