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Alongside Henry Wellcome’s collection of objects reflecting the human experience of medicine and life, he also collected this group of miscellaneous objects—from everyday items such as cutlery to display props and instruments of torture.
Silver pill box engraved with a triangular pattern, Birmingham, England, 1801
Penknife with three blades and a corkscrew, owned by William Marwood: executioner
Silver Regency tripod mustard pot, with blue glass liner and plate spoon
Wooden mask probably worn by prisoners prior to execution, Europe, 1501-1800