“…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain. Captions beside the stoic figure describe the injuries and sometimes give prognoses: often precise distinctions are drawn between types of injuries, such as whether an arrow has embedded itself in a muscle or shot right through.”
This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.