Cabinet used in pharmacy, Iran, 1400-1850

Made:
1400-1850 in Iran
maker:
Unknown

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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, possibly Persian, 1400-1850

Embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs and Arabic script, this brass cabinet was probably was used to store pharmaceutical preparations and ingredients. Islamic pharmacy drew partly on Greek knowledge of herbal medicine and also contributed new information about previously unknown plants and herbs. Islamic medicine also saw the opening of the first pharmacies, in the 1200s.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A602296
type:
cabinet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture