Apothecary's shop sign in the shape of the Sun, Europe, 1701-1900

Made:
1701-1900 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Apothecary's shop sign in form of sun, copper, c18 or c19, European

The sign is made from copper and measures 305 mm in diameter. The ‘Sun’ also has a face moulded in the centre. This sign may have hung outside a shop to attract customers or it might have been part of the internal decoration. Apollo was the Greek god of light and for this reason is associated with the Sun. He was also a patron of medicine and healing and was said to be the judge of sickness and health.

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Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A631331
type:
shop sign
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact

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