Ung Placentin


George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.681 through 1991.0664.0699 to Niderwiller a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster–shaped drug jar has a white background with two continuous rings of blue, orange, and yellow stylized flowers encircling the container at its top and bottom. The foot has a scalloped rim and a vine of tiny flowers and leaves. The is marked Ung Placentin. The jar would have contained a type of unguentum, or ointment, possibly made from the placenta of humans.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

Subject: Pharmacy

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Related Publication: Boger, Louise Ade. The Dictionary of World Pottery and Porcelain, Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars, 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: 1991.0664.0687Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05899Collector/Donor Number: SAP 611Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0687.011991.0664.0687.02

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 19.5 cm x 12.3 cm; 7 11/16 in x 4 27/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-731d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994251

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