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
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
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