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

Image number: 10305918

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, and is shown with its detachable front opened to reveal removable internal organs.

Image number:
10305918
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
29 October 2003 22:08
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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