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Small walnut(?) medicine chest with 2 hinged front sections and hinged lid, decorated with metal strap work mounts, containing 11 labelled glass bottles with glass stoppers wrapped in parchment and string, most with contents, 10 packets of powders, brush, list of contents, 4 small glass containers, prepared by Fratelli Zanelli, Bologna, Gorga collection, Italian, 1851-1910. Full view, chest opem and some contents arranged around.
- Science Museum, London
Cistus ladanifer L., Cistaceae. Common Gum Cistus or Ladanum/labdanum. Distribution: Southern Europe and N. Africa. The fragrant resin from the sticky leaves, Gum Labdanum, is extracted and used in Mediterranean regions as an insecticide and deodorant ((Lewis & Elvin-Lewis, 2003). Lyte (1578) advises local application to prevent hair loss and cure earache
- Dr Henry Oakeley
Venus standing on a heart, holding a sword that passes through another heart; a suppliant kneels before her; around them are various hearts, pierced with an arrow, aflame, sawn, stabbed, broken, in a vice, etc. Coloured photograph by E. Charles, 1967, after Meister Casper, ca. 1470.
- Meister Casper, active approximately 1460-1480.