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Apothecary jar

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A tall, slender earthenware vessel with incurvate sides in the form of an apothecary jar (or arbarello) used for storing dry drugs or oinments, covered with a white tin-glaze and blue painted decoration. This vessel may have been covered originally with a piece of leather or parchment tied...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman W. Ross, 1917.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

about 1700–50

Object Place

Puebla, Mexico

Dimensions

24.76 x 10.79 x 10.79 cm (9 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1349

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics