Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

Image number: 10322953

Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

Front view. This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774) an Italian craftswoman in Bologna, whose skills as a wax modeller were famous in her day.

Image number:
10322953
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 16:36
Image rights:
Science Museum