Drug Jar

Description
This turned wooden drug jar is painted reddish-brown. The ivory-colored band inscribed with gothic letters indicates this jar dates from the seventeenth century. The shield in the center depicts three acorns and leaves on a stem, and probably represented the name of the apothecary where it was used.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th century
place made
Deutschland
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 cm x 12 cm; 10 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0869
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0869.01
1991.0664.0869.02
collector/donor number
SAP 792
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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Wood Drug Jars
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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