Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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Description
This turned wooden drug jar has been painted several times, with traces of blue, yellow, and red paint visible. One side of the container has traces of an ivory-colored, oval medallion framed by a ribbon and a gold-colored bead motif. Within the medallion are traces of black letters. The opposite side has traces of an ivory colored shield outlined in blue and gold. Traces of red and black markings can be seen.
This container is a good example of how pharmaceutical containers were used over and over. When the contents changed from one medicinal to another, the original label was removed and another label was painted in its place.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
place made
Germany
Physical Description
turnen wood (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 10 cm; 7 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 8 1/8 in x 4 in; 20.6375 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0881
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06091
collector/donor number
SAP 803
catalog number
1991.0664.0881.01
1991.0664.0881.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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