Drug Jar

Artist/maker unknown, Mexican

Made in Puebla, Mexico, North and Central America

Late 16th - early 17th century

Tin-glazed earthenware

9 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches (25.1 x 11.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 272, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Purchased with Museum funds, 1908

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This jar has been recently identified as a piece of "San Juan polychrome." Made in Mexico City, it was among the first tin-glazed earthenware objects produced in the Americas.

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