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Albarello Drug Jar, Castelli or Naples, 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 48896
Object Type:
Place Created: Castelli Abruzzo Italy Europe
Brief Description: Polychrome jar decorated with the coat of arms of the Dominican order surrounded by the head of a cherub and leaves and flowers. Inscription reads "V. BASILICI MIOR"
Primary Inscriptions: "V. BASILICI MIOR" [that is unguentum basilic minoris, an ointment made from Burgundy pitch, wax, olive oil, and other ingredients, used to promote healing of wounds]. On paper label at the base "Abruzzi"
Provenance: Not ascertained.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Glazed earthenware
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
195 110 mm


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