A set of palm nuts usually kept in the blue cloth bag. Diviners of the Yoruba people of Nigeria pass sixteen palm nuts from hand to hand eight times. Each time, one or two nuts are kept in the hand and this is marked on a board. The diviner reads t
Two iron artificial arms and an amputation saw. Previously, it was thought that the arms may have been owned by Gotz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), the German knight and adventurer. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armoure
Case of trephination instruments, c. 1731-1770. Trepanning is the removal of a piece of bone from the skull. The instruments are of a type introduced by Samuel Sharp (1700-1778) of Guy's Hospital, who wrote 'Treatise on the operation of surgery' (17
Hypodermic syringe, with spare needle, in case
MacKenzie's laryngeal ecraseur, plated steel and ebony, probably British
MacKenzie's laryngeal electrode wood, metal and gum elastic, probably British
This instrument consists of thin blades with auxiliary ivory plates and screw clamps, and has handles that are backed by horn plates. It was manufactured by Collin of Paris, France and is from the Charrierre, Colin and Gentile collection. The clamp i
Thet (or tyet) amulet, carved from jasper, Ancient Egyptian, 4000-30 BC. The thet is the primary magical charm associated with the goddess Isis.
Skin testing set for allergies, in case, made by Duncan Flockhart and Co., British.
Resuscitator for reviving "persons apparently dead", labelled "Royal Humane Society 1774", English