This ovoid–shaped drug container has a slender neck and a pinched spout. The jar is decorated with a blue floral design, and is marked around the center “FENICV.” The jar would have contained Feniculum (or foeniculum), also known as fennel. Fennel was used as a carminative, an expectorant, and a diuretic.

Date Made: ca 1700

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy: Liguria, Savona

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: 1991.0664.0642Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05854Collector/Donor Number: SAP 566Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0642

Object Name: jugjug

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24.5 cm x 15.5 cm; 9 21/32 in x 6 3/32 inoverall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_993641

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