This albarello-shaped drug jar is decorated with the image of a gray bearded monk holding a staff in one hand and a snake in the other. The second image is of a castle. Both images are surrounded by flowers and birds. The escroll across the lower shoulder is marked, PINGVED? V?. A good portion of the glaze has peeled off from the surface particularly around the lower shoulder area.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0554Catalog Number: M-05766Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 478

Object Name: Jaralbarello

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18.2 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 3/16 in x 4 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_994526

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