M0006349EB: bloodletting appliances

June 1939
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About this work


Reproduction of a photograph of bloodletting appliances: 1-2. Bamboo silver and shells used for scarification. 3. Miniature bow and arrow used for scarification, New Guinea. 4. Lancet (ponga kini) used for scarification, Tuvalu. 5. Mallet used in conjunction with ponga kini. The reproduction is from an unknown publication. Related images: M0006349, M0006350.


June 1939

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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