Boxwood human torso showing internal organs

Made:
1800-1920 in Japan
maker:
Unknown
Boxwood anatomical figure, showing stylised organs in chest and abdomen, Japanese. Side three quarter view. Black

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Boxwood anatomical figure, showing stylised organs in chest and abdomen, Japanese. Side three quarter view. Black
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Boxwood human torso showing internal organs, Japan, 1800-1920

A Japanese boxwood model of the human torso showing the internal organs. The organs are particularly important in Traditional Chinese Medicine as it is believed this is where disease takes hold. If your organs are healthy then your whole body will be healthy.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A642982
Materials:
boxwood and complete
Measurements:
overall (with stand): 100 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm, 0.015 kg
type:
anatomical figure
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
Spink