Ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant woman, posibly early 18th century.

Richardson, Claire

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

Description

This is an anatomical figure of a pregnant women lying on a cloth-covered bier in a wooden box. It is made of ivory and the front can be removed to reveal the internal organs, some of which can themselves be removed. The figure may have been manufactured in Italy in the early 18th century.

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