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Carved wooden medicine box, Africa, 1880-1920

It will probably never be known what medicines were carried in this carved wooden box. Knowledge about the healing properties of plants remained secret and was only passed between generations of African healers and herbalists.

Object number:

A61069

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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.