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

1674 in Italy
Giovani Battista Verle

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Ivory and horn artificial eye, complete with eyelids, by Giovanni Batista Verle of Venice

This anatomical model of the eye was made for Ferdinand, the Prince of Tuscany by Giovan Baptista Verle. Verle built anatomical eyes in Venice and Florence with the aid of professors of anatomy. The book contains a description about the anatomy of the eye and the model and is written in Italian.


Object Number:
A78863 Pt1
glass, horn and ivory
anatomical model
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
  • animal remains
  • organ - animal material

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