18th C bronze bloodletting cups
Two 18th C bronze bloodletting cups. Cupping is the practice of placing heated cups or vessels like this on the body to draw out any impurities and bring blood to the surface of the skin. This is known as dry cupping. Wet cupping is when the welts left on the body are cut to let blood flow out. It was believed that this would re-balance the humours and restore a person to health.Separately for sale with diameters of 3,5 and 4 cm.