Two artificial noses, 17th-18th century.

Two artificial noses, 17th-18th century.
Two artificial noses, one of carved ivory (A641030), possibly 18th century, the other of plated metal (A641037), 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.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1601-1800
Inventory number :
A641030