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Ext. Coclearia

Ext. Coclearia

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Description
This albarello drug jar depicts two lions flanking a cartouche topped by a crown. The interior of the cartouche has a cross flanked on the left by the letter P and on the right by the letter A. The jar is very similar in style to the ones seen in objects 1991.0664.0669–.0673. The jar is labeled “Ext. Coclearia” and would have contained an extract of cochlearia from the Cochlearia officinalis plant. The extract was used as a mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiscorbutic to treat scurvy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 cm x 8.2 cm; 4 11/32 in x 3 7/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0672
catalog number
M-05884
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 596
catalog number
1991.0664.0672
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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