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Ivory female anatomical figure, Germany, 1601-1800
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Ivory female anatomical figure, Germany, 1601-1800
Ivory anatomical figures of a pregnant female
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Work Type
Anatomy & Pathology
Date
1601-1800
Location
Germany
Material
figure, ivory
stand, ebony
stand, ivory
Measurements
overall: 23 mm x 145 mm x 48 mm,
Description
Ivory anatomical figure, a pregnant female, with some removable internal organs, lying on ebony stand
Female ivory anatomical models of this type were popular in the 1600s and 1700s, and were almost always shown as pregnant. When the torso is removed, representations of the organs such as the heart, lungs, intestines and kidneys can be seen. A protective hand lies over the pregnant woman s child.
These figures normally came in male and female pairs. The anatomical features of the organs are not very detailed so it is unlikely that the model was made for medical teaching. The figure was possibly used to teach young couples about anatomy and pregnancy or it may have been a collector s item.
Female ivory anatomical models of this type were popular in the 1600s and 1700s, and were almost always shown as pregnant. When the torso is removed, representations of the organs such as the heart, lungs, intestines and kidneys can be seen. A protective hand lies over the pregnant woman s child.
These figures normally came in male and female pairs. The anatomical features of the organs are not very detailed so it is unlikely that the model was made for medical teaching. The figure was possibly used to teach young couples about anatomy and pregnancy or it may have been a collector s item.
Accession Number
ID Number
co77188
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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