C: CAS CARILL

Description
This "Albarello-shaped" jar and lid is an unusual shape for a wooden drug container. (the lid is stuck to the container) The jar has two incised lines at the neck and near the base, and it is painted green with an ivory-colored medallion, a black and gold border, and an alchemical symbol for Pulvis (Powder).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.5 cm x 7.8 cm; 6 3/32 in x 3 1/16 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0874
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 796
catalog number
1991.0664.0874
subject
European Apothecary
Wood Drug Jars
Pharmacy
Art
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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