Earthenware jug

Made:
1601-1700 in Spain

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Tin-glazed earthenware jug, polychrome decoration, illustrates administration of an enema, with inscription, Spanish. The inscription translated reads, 'I am Don Joaquin Hernandez's jar. Through intense devotion to my constitution I find myself on this occasion shamefully syringed at the hands of a serf.'

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A643327
type:
jug
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust