Wax male anatomical figure

Made:
1750-1774
maker:
Anna Morandi Manzolini
and
Anna Morandi Manzolini
and
Male anatomical figure, wax, 18th century. Italian. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background. From a colour Two wax anatomical figures, male. Italian. 18th century. A600129 left, A600130 right. Three quarter front view. Two wax anatomical figures, Italy, 1700s. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.

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Male anatomical figure, wax, 18th century. Italian. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background. From a colour
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two wax anatomical figures, male. Italian. 18th century. A600129 left, A600130 right. Three quarter front view.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two wax anatomical figures, Italy, 1700s. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wax male anatomical figure, by Anna Morandi Manzolini, Bologna, Italy, 1750-1774

This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-74) an Italian craftswoman in Bologna, whose skills as a wax modeller were famous in her day.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600129/1
Materials:
box, mahogany, figure, plaster and figure, wax, painted
type:
anatomical figure
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust