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BUTYR ANTIM

BUTYR ANTIM

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Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck for pouring liquids. The oval shaped white enamel shield is framed with red and yellow "c" scrolls. Atop the shield is a yellow sun, with its eyes, brows, nose, and mouth in black. Orange and yellow rays flare out from the sun’s surface. The mark in the center of the shield is BUTYR ANTIM which is also known as Butyrum Antimonii or Butter of Antimony.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 cm x 6.1 cm x 6.3 cm; 4 5/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0229
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05377
collector/donor number
SAP 86
catalog number
1991.0664.0229
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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