Elix Pectoralis


This blown glass drug jar has a round body and a long neck, flared lip and an applied foot. The oval label is painted gold, black and red in the cold technique is marked in Latin, Elix Pectoralis" Containers of this shape and size were called "noenchen" or little nuns. This jar is one of a group of five bottles of the same size and shape. Elixir Pectoralis would have been a elixir that served as a remedy for ailments of the chest or lungs.

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: 1991.0664.0400Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05549.01Collector/Donor Number: SAP 261Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0400

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15.7 cm x 16.6 cm; 6 3/16 in x 6 17/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-46e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993800

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