Two surgical instruments, Banyankore people, Uganda, c. 1880-1920

Made:
1880-1920 in Nkore
maker:
Ankole people

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Instrument consisting of flat ended metal, rod set into cylindrical wooden handle said to be for blistering temples, from Ankole, Uganda, 1880-1920

Two surgical instruments, from the Banyankore people, Ankole (Nkore) kingdom, Uganda, c. 1880-1920. The larger instrument is said to be for "blistering temples", the smaller, a cautery.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A652632
Materials:
iron, ? material and wood
type:
cautery
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Roscoe, J.