Polychrome tin-glazed earthenware albarello, Sicilian, 1601-1670
The illustration painted on to the side of the albarello drug jar shows an older man with a white beard. Albarello drug jars, with their characteristic hourglass shape, were invented in Persia. They were designed to fit tightly on shelves but still be removed safely. It is not known what the drug jar stored. It was bequeathed to the Wellcome collections by the British laryngologist Sir St Clair Thomson (1856-1943) and is shown here with three other drug jars (A42538, A636310 and A636312).
- Medical Ceramic-ware
- Object Number:
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- drug jar
- Thomson, St.C.
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