3 pieces of obsidian and 1 piece of slag

Made:
England
maker:
Thomas Wilson Parry

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3 pieces of obsidian and 1 piece of slag, owned by Dr. T. Wilson Parry and possibly produced and used by him in experiments on neolithic trephination, England, 1918-1920

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A652066
Materials:
complete, obsidian and slag
Measurements:
overall (slag): 49 mm x 30 mm x 26 mm,
overall (largest obsidian): 32 mm x 44 mm x 89 mm,
type:
trephine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument