Pharmacy Bottle

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) | 38.8cm | c. 1500-1510

Unknown Artist

Pharmacy bottles that lined the shelves of Renaissance pharmacies often held medicinal herbs, spices, and ointments. The inscription on this bottle reads SCABIOS, or "scabious water," which may refer to a teasel root compound that was used to clean a...
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