Glass flask, conical, labelled "OL SCORP SIMP" pai

Made:
1601-1800
Glass flask, conical, labelled OL SCORP SIMP' painted with monastic arms, Spanish, 17th or 18th century. Simple oil of

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Glass flask, conical, labelled "OL SCORP SIMP" painted with monastic arms, Spanish, 17th or 18th century. Simple oil of scorpions - living scorpions soaked in almond oil with roots and herbs, used to treat King's Evil, sores and antidote to poisons.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A61628
type:
flasks, pharmacy (glassware) and flasks, oil, pharmacy (glassware) and scorpion
credit:
de Pontes, N.