Pharmacy jar from the Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St John, Valletta, MaltaOn display
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Pharmacy jar from the Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St John, Valletta, Malta
Associated placeEurope Italy Sicily Metropolitan City of Catania Caltagirone (place of creation)
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions61 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs Constance Emma Matthews, in memory of Julia Frances Watt, 1848.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 30 | Mediterranean World
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 333-334 no. 171