Pharmacy jars used for spices and drugs were a specialty of Talaverans potters during the XVIth and XVIIth. White and blue colours, their shapemade tall and slender without handles or spoutsthem easy to store, while the wide mouth provided ready access. A label written inside a cartouche indicates its content. 105 jars have been preserved and we can affirm that the Simón Ruiz Hospital apothecary was extraordinarily rich and advanced for its time, a synthesis of Renaissance and Baroque therapeutics, with products of European, Eastern and American origin.


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