RAD JAL

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has an unusually wide neck and a flared lip. The white baked enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The jar is labeled with the alchemical symbol for powder and the text RAD JAL in black. Jalap Root, native to the mountainous regions of Mexico was introduced to Europe in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and was used as a cathartic and diuretic.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.3 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0366
catalog number
M-05515
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 227
catalog number
1991.0664.0366
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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