Artificial hand and forearm, 17th century.

Artificial hand and forearm, 17th century.
Artificial iron arm, for left hand below-elbow amputee. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armourers, and they allowed wearers who had lost a limb in combat to continue with their fighting career. Believed to date from the 17th century, some examples of such arms have recently been recognised as later copies.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1601-1700
Inventory number :
A69335