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Pharmacy cabinet, Middle East, 1400-1850
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Pharmacy cabinet, Middle East, 1400-1850
Detail of cabinet, embossed and engraved with Islamic motifs
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Work Type
Pharmacy
Date
1400-1850
Location
Middle East
Material
brass
cedar
complete
Measurements
overall: 1205 mm x 704 mm x 360 mm, 70kg
Description
Pharmacy cabinet, wooden with embossed brass panels engraved with Islamic motifs and Arabic script, unsigned, Persian (?), 1400-1850
Measuring over a metre high, this pharmacy chest is made from cedar wood overlaid with brass. The brass sections are engraved and embossed with Arabic script and Islamic characters. The inside is decorated with mother-of-pearl. Islamic pharmacy drew partly on Greek knowledge of herbal medicine and also contributed new information about previously unknown plants and herbs. Islamic medicine also saw the opening of the first pharmacies, in the 1200s.
Accession Number
ID Number
co130862
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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