Cautery, wegde shape iron rod, wooden handle

Made:
1880-1920 in Nkore
maker:
Unknown

Cautery consisting of wedge-shaped metal rod set into cylindrical wooden handle said to be for blistering the chest, from Ankole, Uganda, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A652634
Materials:
wood (unidentified) and wrought iron
type:
cautery
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument