Glass drug jar, with parchment lid, labelled "OCUL

Made:
1601-1800

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Glass drug jar, with parchment lid, labelled "OCUL CANCR" (Crab's eyes - stones found in stomach of cray-fish as animal is about to change in its shell) and "ALMIDON EN POLVO" (starch dust), probably Spanish, 17th or 18th century

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A61772
Materials:
glass, parchment
type:
glass drug jars, pharmacy (drugs), pharmacy (glassware), crabs, eyes, glass drug jars, pharmacy (drugs), pharmacy (glassware), powder
credit:
Pontes, N.de
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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