This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. Its white baked enamel label is framed by a baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads MIXT SIMPL RECT in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Mixtura Simplex Rectificata, a mixture of theriaca, vitriolic oil, and tartar that was used to relieve cramps and induce perspiration.

Date Made: 17th-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: 1991.0664.0344Catalog Number: M-05493Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 205Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0344

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 cm x 7 cm x 7.2 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 27/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-ae14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993847

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