Ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant woman, 17th-18th century.

Exton, David

Ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant woman, 17th-18th century.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

The figure is lying on a cloth-covered bier and it's front can be removed to reveal the internal organs, some of which can themselves be removed. This figure may have been manufactured in Italy in the 17th or 18th century. Top view showing stomach and chest area removed to reveal internal organs, with the cover beside the figure.

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