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Apothecary Bottle, ELIX VITR MYNS

Apothecary Bottle, ELIX VITR MYNS

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Description (Brief)
This blown clear glass drug jar has a round, white, baked enamel label flanked by green leaves. At the top is a red crown with a yellow orb, and at the bottom below the oval shield is the coat of arms for the Duchy of Saxony-Marseburg, and the house of Marseburg. The bottle is marked in red and black ELIX/VITR/MYNS.
In The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue George Urdang notes that this jar as well as 1991.0664.0226, were made prior to 1738, as the dukes of Saxony no longer resided in Marsebreg.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0225
catalog number
M-05373
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 82
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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