This skillet has a flared bowl, a round handle and three legs with feet in the shape of animal paws. In The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue pharmaceutical historian George Urdang attributes the skillet to the 16 century of Rhenish origin. Many of the apothecary's tools such as this skillet were similar to cooking utensils found in homes.
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Object Name
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 14.1 cm x 44.7 cm x 29 cm; 5 9/16 in x 17 19/32 in x 11 13/32 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 1032
catalog number
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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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