Drug Jar


One side of this red wooden drug jar has a black shield outlined in gold with a unicorn in the center and the opposite side has an ivory-colored shield. The inscription inside the shield is marked "Alumen M??nos.". At the neck of the container is a black band trimmed in gold-colored paint and reads "Alumen plum.". The inscription just above the gold-colored band at the base of the container is "No. 105"

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

Subject: PharmacyEuropean Apothecary


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Exhibition Location:

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: 1991.0664.0870Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0870.011991.0664.0870.02

Object Name: jar

Physical Description: wood (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.4 cm x 10.4 cm; 8 1/16 in x 4 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-79e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994306

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