Measure Jar

This jar served as a measure for liquids. The jar has a white background with blue slip decoration and applied handle. A round metal button is imbedded into the glaze on the left side of the container.
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure, pitcher
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 8.5 cm x 9.3 cm x 12 cm; 3 11/32 in x 3 21/32 in x 4 23/32 in
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 4 in; 8.255 cm x 11.7475 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 591
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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