Drug Jar

Description
Wooden drug jars were painted with Tempera paints like this example to the left. The straight walled drug jar and lid has a yellow and black five spoke wheel painted in the center of a red shield. The ivory-colored band at the neck of the container is inscribed with gothic script. The back of the container has a paper label placed at an angle. The square green and white label is marked "19".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 5 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 12.99997 cm
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0868
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 790
catalog number
1991.0664.0868.01
1991.0664.0868.02
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 Collection
cited
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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