Human skin, tattooed with military badge, French,

Made:
1860-1900 in France

Human skin, tattooed with military badge, French, 1860-1900. Tattoo - black outlined five point star within a crescent moon, with the symbols 'I.Z' (or '1.Z') beneath. Linework is smooth, showing some skill, but not a consistent thickness. Skin - grey-white colouration with some reddish-coloured stains at right edge. A thin milky residue covers most of the skin, which is transparent where the residue is absent. Trapezius shape, thin cross-section.

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Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A819
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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