Ext. Coclearia


This albarello drug jar depicts two lions flanking a cartouche topped by a crown. The interior of the cartouche has a cross flanked on the left by the letter P and on the right by the letter A. The jar is very similar in style to the ones seen in objects 1991.0664.0669–.0673. The jar is labeled “Ext. Coclearia” and would have contained an extract of cochlearia from the Cochlearia officinalis plant. The extract was used as a mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiscorbutic to treat scurvy.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

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: 1991.0664.0672Catalog Number: M-05884Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 596Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0672

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 cm x 8.2 cm; 4 11/32 in x 3 7/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a58c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994535

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