Cylindrical drug jar with a cobalt blue and red cartouche surrounded by a stylized laurel wreath. On the opposite side is a orange shield. The interior of the shield is marked in black, "CORALL RUB". The shield as well as the mark have been applied with the cold paint technique.

Corrall Rub or Corallium rubrum is a red coral found mainly in and around the Mediterranean Sea. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including but not limited to the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, for gastric pain and to protect infants from convulsions.

Date Made: 1700 - 1799

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0843Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-06055Collector/Donor Number: SAP 767

Object Name: JarOther Terms: Jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.5 cm x 10 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993557

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