PULV FOL MENTH PIP

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped bottle has a flared lip and glass stopper. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The label is marked PULV FOL MENTH PIP in black text. The jar would have contained pulverized Folliae Mentha Piperita, or pulverized peppermint leaves. Peppermint leaves were used as an antispasmodic and to relieve flatulence.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.6 cm x 7 cm; 5 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0379
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05528
collector/donor number
SAP 240
catalog number
1991.0664.0379
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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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