Two artificial noses, 17th-18th century.

Image number: 10287292

Two artificial noses, 17th-18th century.

Two artificial noses, one of carved ivory, possibly 18th century, the other of plated metal, 17-18th century. These noses would have been made to replace an original, which may have been congenitally absent or deformed, lost through accident or during combat or due to a degenerative disease, such as syphilis. Full view.

Image number:
10287292
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:38
Image rights:
Science Museum