Container with instrument for bloodletting

The small, undecorated bamboo container contains a pointed bamboo sliver, which is used for bloodletting. It is part of a small number of cultural testimonies from the Philippines that José Rizal sent from his place of exile Dapitan (northwest coast of the island of Mindanao) to the Ethnographic Museum in Dresden in exchange for books. J. Rizal visited the Dresden Museum during his stay in Europe in 1886 and has been in professional contact with its founder and long-standing director AB Meyer ever since. At his request, J. Rizal had Zoologica and Ethnografica sent to Dresden from 1893 onwards via the chemist and explorer A. von Schadenberg, who lived in Manila. The last shipment of Rizal items arrived in Dresden on January 21, 1896. (PM, 2022)
Tab matched (MVD, Katrin Bielmeier, 08.12.2017)

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