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ESS CENTAUR MIN

ESS CENTAUR MIN

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Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked ESS CENTAUR MIN. The bottle would have contained the Essence of Centaurium Minus. The tops of the flowering plant Centaurium erythraea was used for its medicinal properties as an aperient or laxative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.1 cm x 6.7 cm x 7 cm; 5 3/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0305
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05454
collector/donor number
SAP 163
catalog number
1991.0664.0305
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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