Sculpture

Description (Brief)
Carved wooden sculpture of three animals, possibly a dog. Made from one block of wood. The sculpture has retained traces of paint. In Greek and Roman mythology the Cerberus is a three headed dog that guards the gates to Hades. Pharmaceutical historian George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributres this piece to the 16th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 15 cm; 8 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 5 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0999
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 1088
catalog number
1991.0664.0999
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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