Publisher Information: 100 - 300 CE.
[Roman Surgical Instruments.] Collection of 5 bronze Roman medical / surgical instruments, mounted and framed. Ca. 2nd – 4th century A.D. Frame measures 318 x 282 mm. Fine.
This attractively displayed collection contains a spoon, a long scoop, a spatula and two probes, manufactured for the use of Roman physicians or surgeons between the second and fourth centuries A.D. The instruments are made of bronze and have survived the centuries with relatively little damage. The Romans also made surgical instruments out of steel, but these rarely survive due to the metal’s susceptibility to rust. See Kirkup, Evolution of Surgical Instruments, fig. 168.Book Id: 45197