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Ivory and horn anatomical model of the eye, Italy, 1674

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Anatomical manikin 3 France, Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory Image Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham These manikins, between 6 to 7 inches in length, were made from solid pieces of ivory. The arms were carved separately and are moveable. The thoracic and abdominal walls can be removed, revealing the viscera. In some manikins the internal organs are carved in the original block and are not removable, while the...

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