AMMON: MURLAT

Description
This conical-shaped, wooden drug jar and lid has an ivory-colored shield which reads "AMMON:/ MURLAT:" The paper label glued to the interior of the lid is very dirty, and is illegible. Containers 1991.0664.0889 through 892 appear to be from the same apothecary.
Ammon Murlat is used as an expectorant for acute cases of bronchitis.
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: 16.5 cm x 8.2 cm; 6 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0890
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 812
catalog number
1991.0664.0890.01
1991.0664.0890.02
subject
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Wood Drug Jars
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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