Copy of Roman artificial leg, London, England, 1905-1915

Made:
300 BCE; 1905-1915 in London and Newcastle upon Tyne
maker:
Unknown

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Copy of Roman artificial leg, c.1910, original was in Royal College of Surgeons and had been in a grave at Capua, c.300BC

Copy of Roman artificial leg, c. 1910. The original was made of bronze and had been excavated from a grave in Capua, Italy. Dating from c. 300BC, it was the oldest artificial limb to be discovered. Kept at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, it was destroyed in an air raid during World War II.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A646752
Materials:
brass, plaster
type:
artificial leg
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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