Earthenware storage jar containing medical preparations

Made:
1801-1920 in India
maker:
Unknown
Painted and glazed earthenware jar, India, 1801-1920. Front view. White background.

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Painted and glazed earthenware jar, India, 1801-1920. Front view. White background.
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Painted and glazed earthenware jar decorated with blue painted flower design under brown glaze, with canvas round neck, containing medical preparations, India, 1801-1920

A glazed earthenware jar decorated with a blue painted flower and labelled in Urdu, containing medical preparations as used in Unani Tibb medicine. When Unani Tibb was introduced in India, Hakims (Unani Tibb doctors) tested many Indian plants and incorporated them into their medical system.

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Object Number:
A659367
Materials:
canvas, complete, earthenware (glazed), materia medica and paper (fibre product)
type:
storage jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • storage vessel