P. D. Sine Quibus

P. D. Sine Quibus

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Description
This albarello drug jar has a slightly flared foot, a deep blue floral motif, and an off–white glaze. The scroll reads P. D. Sine Quibus. This jar would have contained pilulae di sine quibus or pills I would not wish to be without. The pills would have been made from aloes, scammony, mastic, senna leaves, and other ingredients, and were used as a purgative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
place made
Italy: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 8 cm; 4 1/32 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0599
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05811
collector/donor number
SAP 523
catalog number
1991.0664.0599
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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