Ol*Rosa*Sempl*

Ol*Rosa*Sempl*

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Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has a straight spout and a strap handle. The manganese-colored gothic label reads Ol Rosa Sempl, and could refer to Oil of Roses. A second label applied in the cold paint technique reads Ol Laurin. Also known as Laurel ointment and oil of bay-laurel berries. Laurel berries are native to the Mediterranean region and were used for arthritis, various skin conditions, colic, flatulence and hysteria. The mouth and spout of the jar are closed, possibly with cork, and covered with a black sticky substance. The metal lid is not original to the jar.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.3 cm x 15 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 7 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0612
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 536
catalog number
1991.0664.0612
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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