Glass bottle, painted with saintly figure

maker:
Unknown

Glass bottle, painted with saint, possibly Saint Peter, from the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence

This highly decorated bottle shows the intersection between faith and medicine. The saintly figure, possibly Saint Peter, raises his right hand in greeting or blessing.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A77271
Materials:
cork and glass
Measurements:
overall (without lid): 258 mm x 140 mm x 95 mm, 1.06 kg
overall (with lid): 282 mm x 140 mm x 95 mm,
type:
bottles, pharmacy (glassware) and bottles, pharmacy (glassware) and saints
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust