Pewter box of Teriaca d'Andromaco

Made:
1562-1566 in Italy

Pewter box with sliding lid and central hole for knob (missing) of Theriac of Andromachus (aromatic water of theriac, bezoar stone and unicorn horn). 32 mm x 43 mm x 45 mm. Unknown maker, Italian, c. 1560s.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641515 Pt28
Materials:
complete, opium, paper (fibre product) and pewter
type:
opium
credit:
Giustiniani family