Description (Brief):

This small, wide-mouthed apothecary jar has a whitish tin glaze. A round blue shield in the center of the jar features a face at the top. The center of the shield reads “OL LAURI” in blue text. The jar would have contained oil of laurel, used as a remedy for a variety of skin conditions and as a salve for wounds.

Date Made: 1700 - 1799

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

Subject: Pharmacy


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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: 1991.0664.0739Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05951Collector/Donor Number: SAP 663Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0739

Object Name: jar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7716-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993663

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