Apothecary Jar


This wide mouth jar has a flat collar and round foot. It is marked EPILEPT along with alchemical symbols for pulvis or powder. This jar would have contained a medicinal for seizures.

Date Made: 17th-18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Unspecified: Germany

Subject: MedicinePharmacy


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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: 1991.0664.0146Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05294Collector/Donor Number: SAP 3

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint, enamel (overall material)colorless (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)black (overall color)yellow (overall color)red (overall color)blown (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 9.1 cm x 6.1 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-66a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994116

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