This syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied slab handle. In a monochrome palette of blue on blue it is decorated with flora and fauna motifs. The interior of the escrol is marked OXIMEL, a preparation used as cough medicine. The active drug was mixed with vinegar and honey. The recipe varies according to the active ingredients introduced into the mixture.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy

Subject: Pharmacy


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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: 1991.0664.0636Catalog Number: M-05848Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: 1991.0664.063M-05848 ?

Object Name: jarsyrup jarObject Type: medicineOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.3 cm x 15 cm x 19 cm; 8 in x 5 29/32 in x 7 15/32 inoverall: 7 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 19.05 cm x 13.6525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-0c13-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993525

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