Ivory anatomical figure, posibly 17th century.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Ivory anatomical figure, posibly 17th century.

Exton, David

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

A figure of a pregnant women lying on a cloth-covered bier inside a wooden box. The anatomical figure is made of ivory and the front can be removed to reveal the internal organs, some of which can themselves be removed. It may have been manufactured in Germany in the 17th century.
 

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10284104
 

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