The Inquisitor’s Palace: The Dispensa

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With its hooks and lockable box for meat, terracotta jars to store oil, and various tables, the dispensa served as a pantry or larder where to store food supplies. In 1798 the ground floor plans of the Inquisitor’s Palace indicate two separate pantries. The dispensa di tinellowas was furnished with a table at the centre of the room, eleven shelves, and three jars, and the dipensa di Mastro di Casa featured another table at the centre, eight shelves and three large oil jars and a funnel, clearly indicating storage purposes.

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