993.374.1: Forceps, Oriental

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993.374.1: Forceps, Oriental. Two instruments joined by a leather thong. Forceps/tweezers with engraved design on outer surfaces and small tweezers with 2 pointed tools hanging from decorative bar
Image No. 1413 Two instruments joined by a leather thong. Forceps/tweezers with engraved design on outer surfaces and small tweezers with 2 pointed tools hanging from decorative bar; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Two copper alloy instruments joined by a leather thong. Forceps/tweezers with engraved design on outer surfaces and small tweezers with 2 pointed tools hanging from decorative bar.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.374.1
Collection: Non-Western Medicine

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 25 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • leather

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. G. Schulzer
  • History of Use: Collected by Dr. Schulzer who was at the R.A.F. base on Masirah Island in the Persian Gulf. The forceps were used by Sheiks and Arab healers for the removal of splinters and foreign bodies.