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

Made:
1674 in Italy
maker:
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.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A78863 Pt1
Materials:
glass, horn and ivory
type:
anatomical model
taxonomy:
  • animal remains
  • organ - animal material
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment