Two artificial noses, 17th-18th century.
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Two artificial noses, one of carved ivory, posibly 18th century, the other of plated metal, 17-18th century. These noses would have been made to replace an original, which may have been congenitally absent or deformed, lost through accident or during combat or due to a degenerative disease, such as syphilis. Full view.