Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.
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Front view. This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774) an Italian craftswoman in Bologna, whose skills as a wax modeller were famous in her day.