RAD DORONI CI

Description (Brief)
RAD DORONI CI is an abbreviation for Doroncicum also known as Leopard’s Bane. Doroncicum is a yellow flower found in central Europe. Both the flower and the root were used in medicinal preparations. It was once used internally to lower fevers, but has since been found to cause stomach irritation. Externally it was used for burns and to counter act inflammation.
This conical-shaped wooden drug jar and lid are painted a dark green. The decoration includes an ivory-colored medallion with a red and gold leaf design and a red ribbon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.2 cm x 8.7 cm; 5 9/16 in x 3 7/16 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0876
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 798
catalog number
1991.0664.0876
subject
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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Art
Wood Drug Jars
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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