Resuscitation set in case with equipment necessary to inject fresh air or tobacco smoke into the lungs, stomach or rectum of a person, European, c. 1800-1850. [4256×2832]

Resuscitation set in case with equipment necessary to inject fresh air or tobacco smoke into the lungs, stomach or rectum of a person, European, c. 1800-1850. [4256×2832]

A couple of European adders (Vipera berus berus) warming up under late spring sun. This species is the northernmost snake species, occurring even beyond the Arctic polar circle. Snakes are efficient predators and pest controllers but are still persecuted because of ancestral fears.

A couple of European adders (Vipera berus berus) warming up under late spring sun. This species is the northernmost snake species, occurring even beyond the Arctic polar circle. Snakes are efficient predators and pest controllers but are still persecuted because… Continue Reading

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500. [3750×2868]

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500.… Continue Reading

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Memento mori brooch consisting of a woven section of human hair from a deceased loved one with a skeleton holding an hour glass overlaid on it, European, 1689. [3010×3554]

Memento mori brooch consisting of a woven section of human hair from a deceased loved one with a skeleton holding an hour glass overlaid on it, European, 1689. [3010×3554]

Topping-type microtome used for cutting animal and plant material into slices for study under the microscope without damaging the delicate internal structure of the specimen, European, c. 1840-1850. [2676×3921]

Topping-type microtome used for cutting animal and plant material into slices for study under the microscope without damaging the delicate internal structure of the specimen, European, c. 1840-1850. [2676×3921]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

The Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul (built between 1843 and 1856) is a mixture of many European architectural styles and incorporates many features of the Ottoman palace architectural tradition.

The Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul (built between 1843 and 1856) is a mixture of many European architectural styles and incorporates many features of the Ottoman palace architectural tradition.

Pieces of red terra sigillata which were used to treat a broad range of illnesses and ailments, from poisoning to skin diseases, European, c. 1400-1800. [4696×3520]

Pieces of red terra sigillata which were used to treat a broad range of illnesses and ailments, from poisoning to skin diseases, European, c. 1400-1800. [4696×3520]