Ung Placentin

Description
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.681 through 1991.0664.0699 to Niderwiller a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster–shaped drug jar has a white background with two continuous rings of blue, orange, and yellow stylized flowers encircling the container at its top and bottom. The foot has a scalloped rim and a vine of tiny flowers and leaves. The is marked Ung Placentin. The jar would have contained a type of unguentum, or ointment, possibly made from the placenta of humans.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.5 cm x 12.3 cm; 7 11/16 in x 4 27/32 in
place made
France
ID Number
1991.0664.0687
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05899
collector/donor number
SAP 611
catalog number
1991.0664.0687.01
1991.0664.0687.02
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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