Cupping horn for the extraction of poison

Made:
before 1936 in India
maker:
Unknown

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Cupping horn, metal, Indian, for extraction of poison by suction

Poison was extracted using suction to bring blood to the surface of the skin. This drew out any poisons. The cupping horn is made from a single sheet of metal rolled and soldered together. It originates from India. The device is quite worn so it appears to have been well used.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A643692
Materials:
complete, metal (unknown)
type:
cupping horn
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • cupping vessel
credit:
Fraser, T.C.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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