Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566

Made:
1562-1566 in Italy
maker:
Unknown

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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background
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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Side three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Detail front view. Black background.
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Glass bowl with rabbit on parchment/vellum cover, contains black fragments. Part of a large, leather covered medicine
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Glass bowl with bird on parchment/vellum cover, contains black fragments. Part of a large, leather covered medicine
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Bowl with crow on parchment/vellum cover, contains white fragments. Part of a large, leather covered medicine chest,
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Bowl with dog on cover, contains sheet of paper. Part of a large, leather covered medicine chest, containing 71
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Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78
Science Museum Group Collection
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From front to back: 2 nested weights, brass and hand-held
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right: a box, pewter, for estratto di
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right: a box painted with Giustiniani arms,
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right: bottle for a rue preparation, empty; a
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right (and back to front): bottle of acaua di
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Box painted with Giustiniani arms, with 5 plasters. Part of a Medicine chest, large, leather covered, containing 71
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Box painted with Giustiniani arms, with 5 plasters. Part of a Medicine chest, large, leather covered, containing 71
Science Museum Group Collections
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Box painted with Giustiniani arms, with 5 plasters. Part of a Medicine chest, large, leather covered, containing 71
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Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78 pewter boxes, and 17 other pieces, probably made for Vincenzo Giustiniani, Genoese Governor of between 1562 and 1566

Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78 pewter boxes, and 17 other pieces, probably made for Vincenzo Guistiniani, Genoese Governor of between 1562 and 1566

Some of the bottles still appear to have their 16th-century contents, including compounds such as rhubarb powder, juniper water and mustard oil.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A641515
Materials:
chest, wood, leather covered, handles, iron (gilt), lock surround, iron (gilt)
type:
medicine chest, medicine chests
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • chest
credit:
Giustiniani family
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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