Alembic

Description
This is a free-blown green glass alembic container with a round finial and conical spout. Alembics were used for the distillation of chemicals.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
distillation helmet
alembic
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 37 cm x 30.5 cm x 16 cm; 14 9/16 in x 12 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 11 5/8 in; 13.97 cm x 31.75 cm x 29.5275 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0924
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06320
collector/donor number
SAP 1012
catalog number
1991.0664.0924
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Chemistry
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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