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This tripod, the so-called tenaculum, on which small hand weights were hung, comes from the hospital monastery pharmacy of the Brothers of Mercy in Pilchowice. The pharmacy was opened in 1819, and the tripod, as shown in the inscriptions placed on it, was funded for the pharmacy in 1820.

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This tripod, the so-called tenaculum, on which small hand weights were hung, comes from the hospital monastery pharmacy of the Brothers of Mercy in Pilchowice. The pharmacy was opened in 1819, and the tripod, as shown in the inscriptions placed on it, was funded for the pharmacy in 1820. The Brothers of Mercy mainly used herbs for treatment, and the pharmacy in Pilchowice was famous for the stomach elixir sold under the name “Pilchowice drops”. The bottles with this drug had a label with the image of the monastery. The presented tenaculum is made of brass. The column of the tripod is crowned with the emblem of the Brothers of Mercy order: a cracked pomegranate with a cross and a six-armed star. The pomegranate symbolizes destiny and perfection, and it is a symbol of the city of Granada in Spain, where the founder of the Order St. John worked. A golden double papal cross emerges from the fruit. The grains visible through its cracked shell illustrate the merciful opening to the fellow creature. The star is a symbol of inspiration and an ambitious goal, to which leads a difficult road that requires suffering and sacrifices. The cross and the star were in the coat of arms in remembrance of Pope Pius V, who approved the order of the Brothers of Mercy in 1572.

Elaborated by the Museum of Pharmacy at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Kraków, © all rights reserved

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