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BOL ARMEN

BOL ARMEN
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date made
17th-18th century
Object Name
jar
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.8 cm x 4.1 cm x 3.9 cm; 3 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
ID Number
1991.0664.0377
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 238
catalog number
1991.0664.0377
Description (Brief)
The baked enamel label on this square-shaped drug jar is marked "BOL ARMEN", above an alchemical symbol, Double PPs with a line running through the stems. Armenia Bole or bolis, is a type of red clay found in Armenia and areas of the Middle East. It was used internally for gastric complaints.
Location
Currently not on view
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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European Apothecary
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