Apothecary Jar: Coral ALB T


This glass apothecary jar is marked, Coral ALB T above the two PP's, the abbreviation for prepared. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, gastric pain, and protecting infants from convulsions. Many eithteenth century paintings depict infants holding silver and coral teething sticks.

Date Made: 17th-18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Unspecified: 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: 1991.0664.0157Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-053051991.0664.0157Collector/Donor Number: SAP 14

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)yellow (overall color)black (overall color)red (overall color)blown (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 10.1 cm x 6.4 cm; 3 31/32 in x 2 17/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-66a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994126

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