Wax plaque showing a dissected female figure, Europe, 1801-1830
The plaque is made from wax and carved in relief to give a 3-D effect. It shows a female figure dissected to show a foetus in the uterus. The bottom half of the breasts are also dissected. The dissected woman is shown with robes, drawing on a classical style of art, a common practice at this time.
Related Themes and Topics
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.
A branch of medicine dealing with the care of women. This care occurs during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of recovery from childbirth.
An ornamental tablet of metal, porcelain etc that depicts a person, scene or inscription. Often fixed to a building in commemoration of a person or notable historical occurence.
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.