BORAX

Description
This wooden drug jar and lid has an ivory-colored shield outlined in black. The interior of the shield reads "BORAX". The interior of lid has two pieces of paper glued to it. The white label is obscured by the yellow label which has a hand written inscription in black ink and is marked "Borak..." This jar is part of a set which appears to have been made for the same apothecary. Borax can be used to fight fungal infections, and is an ingredient in many homeopathic remedies. is The Deutsche Apotheken-Museum in Heidelberg, Germany has similar containers in their collection.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
19th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.3 cm x 7.3 cm; 6 7/16 in x 2 7/8 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0888
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 810
catalog number
1991.0664.0888.01
1991.0664.0888.02
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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