SEM DAUCI CERT

Description
SEM DAUCI CERT refers to the seeds of the Wild Carrot. It was used as a dye, a diuretic and to reduce or eliminate flatulence. For centuries it was used to prevent conception. Daucas Creticus was introduced to North America and is also referred to as Queen Anne’s lace.
This conical-shaped drug jar and lid is painted a blue-green color, and is marked "SEM DAUCI CERT". The ivory-colored Medallion is surrounded by a gold and red leaf design just below the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.2 cm x 9.5 cm; 6 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0877
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 799
catalog number
1991.0664.0877
subject
European Apothecary
Wood Drug Jars
Pharmacy
Art
Europe
See more items in
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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