SYR RUBI IDAEI

Description
This vase shaped majolica container has a curved spout and is decorated with a colorful circular floral design. Inside the design is the text "SYR RUBI IDAEI” in black. The jar would have contained a syrup of rubus idaeus (raspberry), which was used as a tonic, diuretic, or diaphoretic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.3 cm x 16.5 cm x 15.5 cm; 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 3/32 in
overall: 8 in x 6 in x 5 1/8 in; 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0746
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05958
collector/donor number
SAP 670
catalog number
1991.0664.0746
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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