TAMARINDI

Description
This urn–shaped drug jar has a round foot and domed lid. The jar has a white tin glaze with blue swags and vines at the neck and inscription. The jar is marked, “TAMARINDI.” Tamarindus is the fruit of the tree Tamardindus indica. The pulp, leaves, and bark are used for medicinal purposes including the relief of fever and indigestion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 cm x 16.5 cm; 11 7/16 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0712
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05924
collector/donor number
SAP 636
catalog number
1991.0664.0712.01
1991.0664.0712.02
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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