Wax anatomical figure of a reclining female, c 1771-1780.

Image number: 10305919

Wax anatomical figure of a reclining female, c 1771-1780.

This model, probably from Florence, Italy, was used in the study of anatomy, and shows the body's vital organs. The figure is made of bees-wax and hair, with a detachable front to reveal removable internal organs. Overall dimensions: 230mm x 870mm x 396mm.

Image number:
10305919
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 13:53
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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