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.
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Glossary: anatomical figure
Highly detailed models of the full human figure for artists, teachers and medical practitioners.
The condition of having a developing unborn embryo or foetus in the body. A human pregnancy is usually of 40 weeks gestation.
A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.
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.