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Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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Description (Brief)
This cylindrical tin-glazed apothecary jar with a straight wall and a flat shoulder is divided into three sections depicting different religious scenes. One section portrays Saint Jerome dressed in magnesium colored robes praying before a cross, and human skull mounted on rocks. In the second section Saint Jerome again? is seen with angles peering down from the heavens. The saint in kneeling before a table covered with a green cloth. Behind him is a balustrade with a vase of flowers. The third section depicts Mary and Joseph walking with Jesus as a little boy. Each section is divided by yellow and blue vertical bands and green leaves. Above the shoulder are several bands of interconnecting scroll designs.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
1625 - 1675
Italy: Tuscany, Florence
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 15.8 cm x 15.1 cm; 6 1/4 in x 5 15/16 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in; 16.51 cm x 14.9225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 448
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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