A rather wonderful 19th century Bezoar dated 1824, housed in a 19th century glass dome (later married together), with turned ebonised base. The small wooden display stand has been purpose made from pine and ebonised to display the piece.
The original paper label is still attached to the bezoar reading "Bezoar Cross Section Large Cow Died 1824"
A Bezoar is a hard ball gradually formed from an indigestible object which has become trapped inn the gastrointestinal
Bezoars had value because they were believed to have the power of a universal antidote against any poison. Tradition held that a drinking glass which contained a bezoar would neutralize any poison poured into it. The word "bezoar" comes from the Persian pād-zahr , which literally means "antidote." Used by the noble and wealthy from the 18th century
14.5cm height of Bezoar with stand
approx. diameter 10cm
16.5 dome base diameter
20cm height of dome and base