Urine director, Middle East, 1851-1910

1851-1910 in Middle East

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Wooden urine director with spoon-like bowl connected to tube which is decorated with 3 incised bands, from Middle East, 1851-1910

A spoon-like bowl is connected to a tube which is decorated with three carved bands on the handle. The female user directs urine into the spoon-like bowl and it is channelled through the tube. Such devices are still available today for use on long journeys or camping trips and especially at music festivals where the queues for toilets are often long.


Public Health & Hygiene
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urine director
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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