Virid oris

Description
This wooden straight-walled drug jar and lid is painted dark green, with an ivory-colored oval medallion surrounded by ivory-colored half moons and c-scrolls. The interior of the medallion is marked in black, "Virid oris". The Interior wall of the container and lid is stained with a bright green residue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 7.9 cm; 6 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0879
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 801
catalog number
1991.0664.0879.01
1991.0664.0879.02
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 Company
cited
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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