Artificial nose, Europe, 1601-1800

Made:
1601-1800 in Europe
Plated metal artificial nose, 17th-18th century.. Full view, grey background. Plated metal artificial nose, 17th to 18th century. Front view, white background

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Plated metal artificial nose, 17th-18th century.. Full view, grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Plated metal artificial nose, 17th to 18th century. Front view, white background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plated metal artificial nose, 17th-18th century.

Full view. Artificial nose, made of plated metal, from the 17th or 18th century. Such noses would have been made to replace an original, which may have been congenitally absent or deformed, lost through accident or during combat or due to a degenerative disease, such as syphilis.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641037
type:
artifical nose
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis