Spanish jug, possibly 17th century.

Image number: 10284137

Spanish jug, possibly 17th century.

A tin-glazed earthenware jug with polychrome decoration. The scene on the jug illustrates an enema being administered and includes an inscription, '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.'

Image number:
10284137
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:29
Image rights:
Science Museum