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Model of a skeleton, Europe, 1701-1800

All of the joints of this bronze human skeleton move. The model (measuring 150 mm tall) may have been made to teach medical students about the anatomy and structure of the skeleton.

Object number:

A78825

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Glossary:

Glossary: skeleton

The bones or bony framework of an animal body considered as a whole; also, more generally, the harder (supporting or covering) constituent part of an animal organism.

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.