Surgical instrument consisting of steel point hook

Made:
1880-1910

Surgical instrument consisting of steel point hooked at end set into cylindrical handle vernacular "el ifsha", used in operations for opening the vulva before marriage and child birth, Kordofan, Sudan, 1880-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A652627
Materials:
steel, wood
type:
probe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Gayer-Anderson, R.G.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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