Copy of an Egyptian bas-relief, Europe, 1801-1930

Made:
1801-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Framed plaster copy of bas relief showing surgical operations, original Egyptian, 2500BC, copy European, 1801-1930

The copy of the stone bas-relief shows a male circumcision in process, an operation common in ancient Egypt and practised from c. 2000 BCE.

Circumcision is an ancient surgical procedure often carried out as part of religious or cultural beliefs. Occasionally, there are also medical reasons for the operation.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A608166
Materials:
plaster and wood, frame
type:
cast
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • relief