About a Medical Amulet in the Archaeological Museum in Florence

Donatella Lippi

Abstract


In the Archaeological Museum in Florence there is a medical amulet, which is made of haematite and shows the reproduction of the womb, with four divinities and inscriptions, which can be considered a peculiar evidence of anatomical knowledge of the past. 

 

Key words: Medical Amulets - Ancient Gynaecology - History of Medicine 


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