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Lot 39

19th Century Anatomical Model Torso, Removable Organs

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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19th Century Anatomical Model Torso, Removable Organs
19th Century Anatomical Didactic Model of a female Torso with removable Organs. Possibly Italian. The model separates into parts and the organs are numbered for reference. Label remains on base "Materiale Consigliato dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione [material recommended by the Ministry of Education]. 24"h x 11.5"w x 9.5"d.

Instructional anatomical models such as this example were used for educational purposes at medical institutions during the Victorian Era.


Repair to plaster upper left rear shoulder. Chip to plaster center right torso body. Overall wear consistent with age. Interior and organs in overall good condition.

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