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Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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Description
This ovoid drug jar has a grayish white glazed background. In the center of the jar is a blue wreath circling a brown double-headed eagle. Above the bird's heads is a brown crown and scepter with two blue hands extending downwards from the bottom of the crown. An oval shield in the center of the eagle has a blue intersecting key and feather. The foot of the bird on the left clutches a sword. Above the wreath is a blue escrol which has been left blank. An illegible paper label is on the back of the jar. George Urdang attributes this jar to 18th-century Nuremberg and the St. Emeran Episcopal Court Pharmacy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 14 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 8 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 20.6375 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0723
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05935
collector/donor number
SAP 647
catalog number
1991.0664.0723
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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