Thomas Alsop: apothecary to Henry VIII. Account for medicines prepared for Henry VIII, 1546.
A wine decanter shaped like arteries.
Blood splatter chopping board… for the morbid person dwelling in each of you.
'Bloody diarrhea' from John of Arderne's De arte phisicali et de cirurgia (1425).
Carved from a single piece of ivory, the model of a human skull sits upon crossbones. Not much is known about this model, but it is thought that it is a memento mori – literally a reminder of death and the shortness of life.