Spouted drug jar
Workshop of Orazio Pompei (Italian (Castelli))
Object Place: Italy
Overall: 29.5cm (11 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Spout in shape of a dragon; blue scrolls around handle; blue and yellow on cover; Sy Urbino II on a band around bottom. No mark. From the Orsini-Colonna group.
Spouted containers such as this one typically held medicinal syrups that were dispensed by pharmacies and hospitals.
Sy Urbino II
William Homer (b. 1847 - d. by 1903), Boston; 1903, bequest of William Homer to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1903)
Bequest of William Homer