Copy of a Roman pocket medicine chest, Europe, 1901-1930

Made:
1901-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Pocket medicine chest, copy, brass, original Roman one in Naples Museum

The brass medicine chest has four separate compartments, each would contain a different medical treatment. The original may have been used by someone who travelled a lot or who was a physician. The original is at the Naples Museum in Italy.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A155225
type:
medicine chest
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • chest
credit:
Sommer, G.