Temple Cupping Set

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A small cupping set having cups of only 28 and 32 mm in diameter.  The fully functional 4 blade scarificator measuring 15 x 30 x 40 mm is typical of a temple cupping set.

I have not seen cups of this shape before and I assume that the elongated configuration is by way of compensation for the small opening. If they were proportionately shaped they would not have enough capacity to draw sufficient blood. The syringe fits into the valved connector of both cups. Housed in the original red velvet lined case which measures the box measured 168 x 117 x 45 mm. Consistent with a date around the early 19th century.

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