Pharmacy cabinet, Middle East, 1400-1850

Made:
1400-1850 in Middle East
maker:
Unknown
Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850.
      Full 3/4 view, graduated grey Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850.
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      Corner detail showing motifs. Grey Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850.
      Detail view of islamic detail on Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850.
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Full straight on view, graduated
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Image of cabinet open showing
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Corner detail showing motifs. Grey
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail view of islamic detail on
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail view of the doors.
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Details shows hinge.
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail of door handle in
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Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail of door back with mother of
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail of door back with mother of
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail of interior back of cabinet
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Cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs, brass, persian (?), 1400-1850. Detail of mother of pearl inlay on
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Pharmacy cabinet, wooden with embossed brass panels engraved with Islamic motifs and Arabic script, unsigned, Persian (?), 1400-1850

Measuring over a metre high, this pharmacy chest is made from cedar wood overlaid with brass. The brass sections are engraved and embossed with Arabic script and Islamic characters. The inside is decorated with mother-of-pearl. 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:
A602295
Materials:
brass, cedar and complete
type:
pharmacy cabinet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • cabinet