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Henna plant (Lawsonia inermis): flowering stem. Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1813.

  • Pass, John, active 1797-1815.
Date
1 February 1813
Reference
25534i
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About this work

Description

The powdered leaves of henna give a green powder used to stain finger-nails, hair and used in Egypt to dye cloth for Egyptian mummies. The bark is medicinal

Publication/Creation

London : published as the Act directs by G. Jones, 1 February 1813.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 26.2 x 20 cm

Lettering

Lawsonia. smooth Lawsonia; the henna, or camphire, of Solomon's song. J. Pass sc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25534i

Languages

  • English
  • Latin


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