AURANT

AURANT

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Description
This baked enamel label is marked with the alchemical symbol for spirits and the text AURANT in black underneath. The Roman numeral "VII" is etched into the shoulder. Aurantium is Latin for orange, so this jar would have contained orange rinds steeped in an alcohol solution. This solution was used as a tonic or an antiscorbutic (to prevent scurvy).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Other Terms
bottle; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.9 cm x 4.7 cm x 5 cm; 4 9/32 in x 1 27/32 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0376
catalog number
M-05525
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 237
catalog number
1991.0664.0376
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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