Apothecary Jar

Description (Brief):

This cylindrical tin-glazed apothecary jar with a straight wall and a flat shoulder is divided into three sections depicting different religious scenes. One section portrays Saint Jerome dressed in magnesium colored robes praying before a cross, and human skull mounted on rocks. In the second section Saint Jerome again? is seen with angles peering down from the heavens. The saint in kneeling before a table covered with a green cloth. Behind him is a balustrade with a vase of flowers. The third section depicts Mary and Joseph walking with Jesus as a little boy. Each section is divided by yellow and blue vertical bands and green leaves. Above the shoulder are several bands of interconnecting scroll designs.

Date Made: 1625 - 1675

Location: Currently not on view

Attributed: Italy: Tuscany, Florence

Subject: Medicine, Pharmacy

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, European Apothecary, Religion, Art


Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0524Catalog Number: M-05736Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 448

Object Name: jarjar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15.8 cm x 15.1 cm; 6 1/4 in x 5 15/16 inoverall: 6 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in; 16.51 cm x 14.9225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a5ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993454

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