´Drogist´ is Dutch for 'drugstore' or ´chemist´. This remarkable sign above a door in the old city centre of Zwolle reminds of days gone by, when chemists could be recognized by the face of a ´gaper´ (lit: 'yawner'). Apparently this chemist was selling spices and things for painting as well, according to the text 'Specerijen en verfwaren' underneath the head.
I posted a photo of 'gapers' before (click HERE), then from a collection at the museum in Enkhuizen, added with a little more information of the origin.
PS. Only when looking at this photo at home, I noticed the reflection of the building´s windows across the street! :)