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Jar, Elec. Rosal Sol

Jar, Elec. Rosal Sol

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This wide mouthed waisted drug jar has a yellow square border that frames a scene with a monk kneeling in prayer in front of a tree. The jar bears the text Elect. Rosat. Sol. The jar would have contained Electuary Rosatus Solutivus, a solution made from rose petals and sweetened with the addition of sugar. The solution was used as an aperient, or appetite stimulant. In a letter dated 7 October 1983, pharmaceutical historian and author Dr. D. A. Wittop Koning speculates that this drug jar is probably not authentic.
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Object Name
date made
16th century
Date made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 15.3 cm x 12.3 cm; 6 1/32 in x 4 27/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 437
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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