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VITR ANTIMON

VITR ANTIMON

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Description
This blown and molded square jar has a flared lip. The white oval baked enamel shield is framed by a chain of blue leaves interspersed with four yellow flowers. The container is marked VITR ANTIMON. Antimony Vitrum, or glass of antimony, is very strong emectic on its own and is also used in the preparation of other alchemical compounds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Other Terms
jar; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm; 3 13/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0219
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05367
collector/donor number
SAP 76
catalog number
1991.0664.0219
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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