Amputation saw and two artificial arms, 16th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Amputation saw and two artificial arms, 16th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Two iron artificial arms and an amputation saw. It was thought that the arms may have been owned by Gotz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), the German knight and adventurer. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armourers, and they allowed wearers, who had lost a limb in combat, to continue with their fighting career. The lower arm is believed to date from 1560-1600, the upper one is a more recent copy. The ornate amputation saw is from the 16th century. Full view.
 

Image Ref.

10287283
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas