Acupuncture needles in cases from set in mahogany box

Made:
1850-1910 in Europe

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7 acupuncture needles with intrical ivory sheath cases, part of set of 8 in mahogany box, European(?), 1850-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A163732
Materials:
brass, complete, ivory, mahogany, steel and velvet
Measurements:
case closed: 27 mm x 136 mm x 102 mm, .16 kg
case fully open: 75 mm x 136 mm x 175 mm, .16 kg
type:
acupuncture needle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment