Wax plaque of woman showing foetus in the womb

Made:
1801-1830 in Vienna
maker:
Unknown

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Female figure, part of skin and wall of uterus removed showing foetus in utero

The plaque is made from wax and carved in relief to give a 3-D effect. It shows a female figure dissected to show a foetus in the uterus. The bottom half of the breasts are also dissected. The dissected woman is shown with robes, drawing on a classical style of art, a common practice at this time.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A600051 Pt1
Measurements:
overall (including gold painted frame): 232 mm x 153 mm x 30 mm,
type:
plaque
taxonomy: