Original Photo WHO Engraving Mandrake Root Woodcut Health History Original Photo WHO Engraving Mandrake Root Woodcut Health History Original WHO Photo
“The Lady of the Manor gives Mandrake Root to a Wounded Knight” is actually an engraving from an old French miniature manuscript. This is a photographic reproduction of that engraving by World Health Organization. The story went that, when pulled out of the ground, the mandrake gave a piercing shriek, which was fatal to all who heard it. The techique was to tie a dog to the plant, retire to a safe distance, stop one’s ear with wax and whistle to the dog. The price of the root was enough to cover the loss of the dog.
Condition: A few minor stains and imperfections, in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm
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