Human skin, tattooed with female bust holding flowers, with inscription, French, 1850-1900. Tattoo - design is an amateur, hand-applied female bust in profile, below which the French girl's name 'cEZARINe' is spelled in inconsistent sizing and case. Skin - parchment-like appearance, almost translucent in places, orange colouration in thicker areas. A dry, scurfy residue is present at the edges with white-ish and sienna discolouration. Roughly square in shape, part of the tattoo is missing where the skin has been cut.
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