Ivory model of a human skull with moving parts

Made:
undated in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Ivory model of a skull, stylized, with moving eyes, tongue and mandible, operated by a metal mechanism contained within the skull

This is a model of a human skull made in ivory. The eyes, tongue and the lower jaw move when the cylinder at the base is pushed.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A641295
type:
skull
taxonomy:
  • animal remains
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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