This syrup jar has an applied handle that is decorated with a cross supported by two arms. The body of the jar is marked “SIR DI CORALLI.” The jar likely contained syrup of coral. Coral was used for centuries to treat a variety of ills, including but not limited to, the reduction of fever; the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women; the relief of gastric pain; and the protection of infants from convulsions.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

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: 1991.0664.0613Catalog Number: M-05825Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 537Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0613

Object Name: jarsyrup jar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 17 cm x 19.5 cm; 8 11/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993578

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