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Ung. ad Scabia

Ung. ad Scabia

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Description (Brief)
This albarello marked Ung. Scabia, has a second paper label glued to the lower shoulder marked, Ung. ad Scabia. This jar would have contained an ointment for the treatment of Scabies, a scratchy contagious skin disease. George Urdang, co-author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Savona.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 532
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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