Wax plaque showing a dissected female figure, Europe, Europe, 1801-1830

Made:
1801-1830 in Vienna
maker:
Unknown

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Female figure, deep dissection to show alimentary canal and arterial supply to lower regions

This deep dissection of the female body shows the alimentary canal – the path taken by food through the mouth, oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, down through the intestines to the anus. It also features the arteries which supply the lower part of the body. This may have been to show the digestive system of the mother and used to explain how it relates to the placenta in the uterus.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A600051 Pt3
Measurements:
overall (including gold painted frame): 232 mm x 152 mm x 30 mm,
type:
plaque
taxonomy:
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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