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Description (Brief)
This straight walled drug jar and lid has a white glaze background and a cartouche created by blue, yellow and purple flowers and a blue ribbon. The dome-shaped lid has a sprig of flowers and an applied handle. George Urdang co-author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this container to 18th century Strasbourg in the Alsace region.
The Dictionary of Photopharmacology by John Quincy, an 18th century English apothecary, refers to U Mundificat as Mundificativum Unguentum, a cleansing ointment. The ingredients included honey and wheat flowers which were then boiled until thick.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
place made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 27 cm x 13.5 cm; 10 5/8 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 604
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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