Iron artificial right hand and forearm, with jointed thumb and fingers
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.
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- artificial hand
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- artificial limb
- Pini, G.
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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