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Albarello

Albarello

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Description
This large, misshapen drug jar has a deep blue background that is decorated with yellow and green acanthus leaves. Two portraits appear within oval medallions, one of a man wearing a blue toga and one of a woman wearing a yellow toga.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar, albarello
date made
17th century
place made
Italy: Venetan, Venice
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34.5 cm x 21 cm; 13 19/32 in x 8 9/32 in
overall: 14 in x 8 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0627
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05839
collector/donor number
SAP 551
catalog number
1991.0664.0627
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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