Ivory artificial nose, Europe, 1701-1800

Made:
1701-1800 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Carved ivory artificial nose, possibly 18th century

Two artificial noses, one of carved ivory (A641030), possibly 18th century, the other of plated metal (A641037), 17-18th century. These noses would have been made to replace an original, which may have been congenitally absent or deformed, lost through accident or during combat or due to a degenerative disease, such as syphilis.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
A641030
type:
artificial nose
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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