Drug Jar

Description
One side of this red wooden drug jar has a black shield outlined in gold with a unicorn in the center and the opposite side has an ivory-colored shield. The inscription inside the shield is marked "Alumen M??nos.". At the neck of the container is a black band trimmed in gold-colored paint and reads "Alumen plum.". The inscription just above the gold-colored band at the base of the container is "No. 105"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.4 cm x 10.4 cm; 8 1/16 in x 4 1/8 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0870
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0870.01
1991.0664.0870.02
subject
Art
European Apothecary
Wood Drug Jars
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Wood Drug Jars
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
cited
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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