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Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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Wooden drug jars were painted with Tempera paints like this example to the left. The straight walled drug jar and lid has a yellow and black five spoke wheel painted in the center of a red shield. The ivory-colored band at the neck of the container is inscribed with gothic script. The back of the container has a paper label placed at an angle. The square green and white label is marked "19".
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Object Name
date made
17th century
place made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 5 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 12.99997 cm
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 790
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Wood Drug Jars
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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