Ivory anatomical female figure, 18th century,
Lot 99
A rare ivory anatomical model of a pregnant woman, German or Austrian, 1770's,
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,048) inc. premium

Lot Details
Ivory anatomical female figure, 18th century,
A rare ivory anatomical model of a pregnant woman, German or Austrian, 1770's,
the reclining figure with distinctive period hair and pearl decoration, the arms hinged at the shoulders and front torso section removing to reveal models of the large gut, womb and embryo, 8in (20cm) long

Footnotes

  • These very rare demonstrational models were used in lecturing to medical students. The Wellcome Collection, London has an ivory standing anatomical model of a pregnant woman in the classical style.

    See: Elizabeth Bennion, Antique Medical Instruments, page 287.
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