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Syrup jar for Syrup of Roses, Faenza, Italy, 1571-1600
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Syrup jar for Syrup of Roses, Faenza, Italy, 1571-1600
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The abbreviated Italian inscription Sciroppo Rosato Solutivo translates into English as “Laxative Syrup of Roses”. The syrup was made by heating 5 lb (2.6 kg) of pale roses and 4 lb (2.6 kg) of sugar to treat fevers and purge bile from the body – it acted as a laxative. The mixture was probably taken as a drink or by the spoonful and would have been very sweet. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Faenza, Ravenna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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