This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a wide neck, flared lip, and a round stopper. The white baked enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. Above the shield is a yellow crown with the letter "H" in the center. The jar is labeled with the alchemical symbol for powder and, marked RAD COLUMB in black. This jar would have held powdered Columbo root, which was used as an antiseptic or tonic.

Date Made: 17th-18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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: 1991.0664.0368Catalog Number: M-05517Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 229Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0368

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.7 cm x 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm; 5 3/8 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7ccf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993946

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