Glass drug jar of Laudanum Cinnabar

Made:
1601-1800 in Spain
maker:
Unknown

Blown-glass drug jar, cylindrical, with parchment cover, labelled "Laud. Cinnab.", containing a resinous mixture of opium, saffron and cinnabar (mercury (II) sulfide). 119 mm x 65 mm diameter, 167 g. Unknown maker, Spanish, 17th or 18th century

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A61694
Materials:
glass, half-full, mercury (II) sulfide, opium tincture and parchment
type:
opium
credit:
Wellcome Trust