Drug Jar

Drug Jar

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This wide-mouth drug jar has a yellow–gold cartouche in the jar’s center that frames an image of a man with his back turned away from the viewer. The man's hair is pulled back into a queue and tied with a ribbon at the neck. The cartouche, flanked by C-scrolls, is surrounded by realistically painted blue and yellow flowers with long thin stems and leaves. The decoration is similar but not identical to jar 1991.0664.573. The colors are muted on a white-glazed background.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26.9 cm x 23.5 cm; 10 19/32 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0574
collector/donor number
SAP 498
catalog number
M-05786
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0574
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object