Description (Brief):

RAD DORONI CI is an abbreviation for Doroncicum also known as Leopard’s Bane. Doroncicum is a yellow flower found in central Europe. Both the flower and the root were used in medicinal preparations. It was once used internally to lower fevers, but has since been found to cause stomach irritation. Externally it was used for burns and to counter act inflammation.

Description (Brief)

This conical-shaped wooden drug jar and lid are painted a dark green. The decoration includes an ivory-colored medallion with a red and gold leaf design and a red ribbon.

Date Made: 18th century

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: 1991.0664.0876Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 798Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0876

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: turnen wood (overall production method/technique)wood (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14.2 cm x 8.7 cm; 5 9/16 in x 3 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-8ba4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994312

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