Pharmacy cabinet, 1400-1850. Over a metre high, cedar wood overlaid with brass, engraved and embossed. The inside is decorated with mother-of-pearl. Middle East.
Islamic medicine saw the opening of the first pharmacies in the 1200s. Islamic pharmacy drew partly on Greek knowledge of herbal medicine and also contributed new information about previously unknown plants and herbs. Via sciencemuseum
Juha Arvid Helminen is a photographer from Finland who weaves the darkness of humankind into beautiful portraits titled ‘The Invisible Empire.’
It deals a lot with the misuse of power. I am fascinated by the beautiful vail that covers the ugly things we humans sometimes do in the name of tradition or in the misguided thinking that we are doing something good when we hurt others in the ugliest ways.