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.