Ivory model of a human skull with moving parts, Europe, undated
This is a model of a human skull made in ivory. The eyes, tongue and the lower jaw move when the cylinder at the base is pushed.
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The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. The skull can be subdivided into two parts: the cranium and the mandible. The human skull is made up from 22 bones.
Glossary: model - representation
Use for a scaled representation of an object or structure, usually three-dimensional. The item is often idealised or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand.
A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.