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Ivory female anatomical figure on a wooden pedestal, Europe, undated

Standing on a wooden pedestal is a pregnant woman carved from ivory. When the torso is removed, some of the internal organs can be seen. Female anatomical figures models were almost always shown as pregnant.

Object number:

A129327

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Glossary:

Glossary: anatomical figure

Highly detailed models of the full human figure for artists, teachers and medical practitioners.

Glossary: pregnancy

The condition of having a developing unborn embryo or foetus in the body. A human pregnancy is usually of 40 weeks gestation.

Glossary: anatomy

A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.

Glossary: foetus

The name given to the embryo during the later stages of development. In human reproduction it refers to an unborn child from its eighth week of development.