Wax bust of an imbecile, also showing a skin disease, framed, Italian, 16th century
The ‘bust of an imbecile’ is how this 1500s wax model is described. The individual also shows signs of an extensive skin disease, which may be bubonic. The origins and purpose of this object are uncertain.
- Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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- wax model
- visual and verbal communication
- figure - representation
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