Ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant female, 18th-19th century

Made:
1701-1900 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Carved ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant female, with abdomen hinged and when opened shows the foetus in utero, 18th or 19th century

This is a figure of a pregnant woman standing on a small platform. The figure is made from ivory and the abdomen is hinged so that it can be opened to reveal the foetus in utero.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A641036
Materials:
ivory, metal
type:
anatomical figure
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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