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ID: 300380203
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300380203

 

Record Type: concept
myrrh (gum resin, <gum resin and gum resin by product>, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Aromatic, yellow gum resin obtained from various African, Arabian, and Indian trees of the Commiphora genus. Myrrh contains approximately 25% resin (mostly triterpenoids), 60% gum, and 15% volatile oils. Translucent yellow resins have been used for incense and perfumes since ancient times. Myrrh has also been used for its healing properties in traditional medicines.
 
Terms:
myrrh (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)
mirra (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)
mirra (Italian-P,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of organic material
................ organic material (G)
Hierarchy of resin (organic material)
.................... resin (organic material) (G)
Hierarchy of <gum resin and gum resin by product>
........................ <gum resin and gum resin by product> (G)
Hierarchy of gum resin
............................ gum resin (G)
Hierarchy of myrrh
................................ myrrh (G)

Sources and Contributors:
mirra............  [ICCD Preferred, VP]
..............  ICCD database (1988-)
..............  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
myrrh............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............  AATA database (2002-) accessed 24 December 2012
..............  Lohs and Martinetz, Myrrh. Aromatic and Drug for Four Thousand Years, Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau accessed 24 December 2012
..............  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-) accessed 24 December 2012
..............  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 24 December 2012
 
Subject: .....  [ICCD, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [GCI, VP]
.......... AATA database (2002-) accessed 24 December 2012
.......... Lohs and Martinetz, Myrrh. Aromatic and Drug for Four Thousand Years, Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau accessed 24 December 2012
.......... MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-) accessed 24 December 2012
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 24 December 2012

 

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