CORALL RUB

CORALL RUB

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Description
Cylindrical drug jar with a cobalt blue and red cartouche surrounded by a stylized laurel wreath. On the opposite side is a orange shield. The interior of the shield is marked in black, "CORALL RUB". The shield as well as the mark have been applied with the cold paint technique.
Corrall Rub or Corallium rubrum is a red coral found mainly in and around the Mediterranean Sea. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including but not limited to the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, for gastric pain and to protect infants from convulsions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
Other Terms
Jar; Pharmaceutical Container
Date made
1700 - 1799
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 10 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0843
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06055
collector/donor number
SAP 767
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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