Mandrake

Mandrake

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Mandrake Mandagora shaped like a bull lying down, 1925-1950. In clear, colourless, pressed-glass 9 cm x 5 cm jar, with Bakelite screw-cap. On the jar, a paper label with typed description.

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  • Roots of magic

    story by Bart Grob

    Rijksmuseum Boerhaave has a small mandrake root in its repository. It was once believed that this root was a real creature, with magical powers.

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