Terracota Pomegranate

  • Terracota Pomegranate

Terracota Pomegranate

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Description

Teracotta pomegranate sculpture that has been soaked in pomegranate fragrance, one of the oldest scents developed by the Santa Maria Novella pharmacy, and releases slowly into the air over time.
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Founded by Dominican friars shortly after 1221, the year of their arrivaI in Florence, the pharmacy has been using medicinal herbs grown in the monastic gardens to make medications, balms and pomades for the monks' infirmary since.