Human skin, tattooed with two playing cards, Frenc

Made:
1850-1900 in France

Human skin, tattooed with two playing cards, French, 1850-1900. Tattoo - two playing cards executed in black, with bottom points meeting along one edge, a black spade and a heart in the centre of each card respectively. Design is crude and amateur, showing some feathering and potential beading. Skin - dirty white-greyish and brown at the edges, very thin cross-section, roughly oblong in shape.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A803
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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