This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield, with a yellow tassel below. The jar’s label reads AQ SCLOPETAR in black text. The jar would have contained Aqua Sclopetaria, a solution that was used to help heal bullet wounds. The solution was very similar to Aqua Vulneraria, also used to heal wounds.

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: 1991.0664.0395Catalog Number: M-05544Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 256Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0395

Object Name: jarbottleOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)cork (overall material)Measurements: overall: 29 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 11 7/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993913

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