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Socalled "yawners" displayed in the pharmacy "The BIG Yawner" shown in the next picture
Netherlands, Enkhuizen, Zuiderzee Museum, May 2011

A yawning person (in most cases an Easterner) is the logo of the pharmacies and chemists in the Netherlands. In the 16th and 17th century the Arabic medical science had a great reputation in Holland and since then pharmacies were often decorated with a sculpture of an Easterner on the facade. Originally with a pill on the tongue, but that is not common anymore.
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May 27 2011 12:38 GMT bandsix
A great photo...and what an intersting legend, too...I had never heard of this!
May 27 2011 13:17 GMT skyball
A new one on me Peter...Interesting!!!!!....
May 27 2011 13:32 GMT marioalbertina
Interesting rumor ! !
May 27 2011 13:39 GMT Annamaria
Great shot, peter! Never knew these were still found in a museum! I once uploaded one I saw in Leiden...;-))
May 27 2011 13:59 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 27 2011 14:38 GMT Studio88
Magnificent , Someone took the Pill ;-)
May 27 2011 15:18 GMT martini957
Very interesting....maybe something to do with the "stick out your tongue & say ahhhh"
May 27 2011 17:07 GMT FRIESIAN
Lovely shot Peter!
May 27 2011 19:24 GMT sini
Great collection!:)
May 28 2011 07:08 GMT senna3
Thank you all for viewing and your kind comments!
May 28 2011 07:09 GMT senna3
That may well be Nancy!
May 28 2011 07:40 GMT linnywv PRO
What a strange tradition but so so interesting!
May 28 2011 09:18 GMT MargNZ
Nice find Peter ... thank you for sharing this :)
May 28 2011 10:43 GMT FLUMP
I love these...
May 28 2011 15:35 GMT charlie26
Great catch, nice to see so many different types.
May 29 2011 06:50 GMT senna3
Thank you Linda.
May 29 2011 06:51 GMT senna3
Thanks again Margaret.
May 29 2011 06:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Jacqueline.
May 29 2011 06:54 GMT senna3
Thank you Helen.

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