As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

SAL ACETOS

SAL ACETOS

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. Its white baked enamel label is framed by a Baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads SAL ACETOS in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Salt of Acetosa. Rumex acetosa, also known as sorrel, is a plant that was used as a diuretic, an aperient (laxative), and an antidiarrheal.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 cm x 7.5 cm x 7 cm; 4 11/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0323
catalog number
M-05472
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 181
catalog number
1991.0664.0323
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object