Pharmacy Bottle

Pharmacy Bottle

c. 1460-80

Part of a set. See all set records

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Overall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1943.52.1


Each bottle is decorated with a greyhound chasing a hare. Below are inscriptions that identified the contents: "A. CAPILLV" (Aqua Capillorum Veneris), an extract of fern, and "A[qua] SCABIOS," referring to a compound of water and herbs of the teasel family.

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