Copy of a Roman pocket medicine chest, Europe, 1901-1930
The brass medicine chest has four separate compartments, each would contain a different medical treatment. The original may have been used by someone who travelled a lot or who was a physician. The original is at the Naples Museum in Italy.
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Glossary: medicine chest
Small chests fitted for bottles and intended to hold medical supplies; of a type made in the 18th and early 19th centuries.