Bronze retractor, Roman, 1-100 CE

Made:
1-100 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown
Retractor, bronze, Roman, from Sforza collection. Graduated matt grey background.

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Retractor, bronze, Roman, from Sforza collection. Graduated matt grey background.
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Retractor, bronze, Roman, from Sforza collection

Retractors are surgical instruments designed to hold back muscles or skin during operations – including limb amputations.

This bronze example was purchased in August 1930 from the collection of Guido Sforza, a collector of Roman surgical instruments.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A113768
type:
retractor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
credit:
Sforza, G.