PIPER ALBUM

Description
Piper Album or white has been used for centuries in medicines. It is purported to help with the digestion of food, and control nausea and vomiting.
This conical-shaped, wooden drug jar and lid has an ivory-colored shield reads "PIPER/ALBUM".
The lid has two paper labels glued to the interior. The yellow label is a hand written inscription written in black ink reads "Lifliargyrum/..." Containers 1991.0664.0889 through 892 appear to be from the same apothecary. 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: 17.3 cm x 8.2 cm; 6 13/16 in x 3 7/32 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0889
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 811
catalog number
1991.0664.0889.01
1991.0664.0889.02
subject
European Apothecary
Wood Drug Jars
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
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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