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design material: brass and ceramic (hande made)
artisti: Nikos and Panos and Eugenia
dimensions:A.: 14,5 cm B. 18cm C.: 17,8cm D. 22,5 x 7cm (Kylix)
edition year: 2016
prototype year: Probably Roman period
based on: A. & B. & C. National Arcaelogical museum, Athens
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A. Double Hook (removing tonsils)
Better not ask what the children felt when they came across these medical tools orhow many fainted only in their views.
Real jewels though was a user tool to heal the pain and suffering. Rare finding.
The hooks were used by physicians to immobilize the edges of wounds, tissue sections, blood vessels, et al. They were also used to hold flesh together, as well as to raise up small pieces of tissue for excision, as, for example occurs when removing tonsils, where the hook was used to drag them outward, before they were excised (Paul of Aegina VI., xxx).
B. & C. Sharp hooks
Perhaps the most elegant tool, actual artwork could keep on hand the doctor at any time if he lived. Verification of Thucydides: “a daily source of pleasure and helps to banish the spleen;”
Such a sample is exposed to Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
Sharp hooks were used by physicians to immobilize the edges of wounds, tissue sections, blood vessels, et al. They were also used to hold flesh together, as well as to raise up small pieces of tissue for excision, as, for example occurs when removing tonsils, where the hook was used to drag them outward, before they were excised (Paul of Aegina VI., xxx).
About Kylix and black-figure ceramic (Greek, μελανόμορφα, melanomorpha)
Kylix, also spelled cylix ,
in ancient Greek pottery, wide-bowled drinking cup with horizontal handles, one of the most popular pottery forms from Mycenaean times through the classical Athenian period. There was usually a painted frieze around the outer surface, depicting a subject from mythology or everyday life, and on the bottom of the inside a painting often depicting a dancing or drinking scene. Kylikes were often produced in sets to accompany a wine serving vessel, or krater.
Black-figure pottery painting, also known as the black-figure style or black-figure ceramic (Greek, μελανόμορφα, melanomorpha) is one of the styles of painting on antique Greek vases. It was especially common between the 7th and 5th centuries BC, although there are specimens dating as late as the 2nd century BC. Stylistically it can be distinguished from the preceding orientalizing period and the subsequent red-figure pottery styl
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IN GREEK AND ROMAN TIMES
BY JOHN STEWART MILNE, M.A., M.D. Aberd.
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