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Clastic anatomical model of a hand

Clastic anatomical model in painted papier-maché at an approximate scale of 2:1, which shows the dissection of a right hand until the lower third of the forearm. Students could see the nerves, muscles and other structures with pieces that could be assembled and disassembled. The different parts are labelled with their names in French or with a number.

These models were used by Natural History teachers to help explain many different aspects of Physiology and Anatomy.

Dimensions:
49x31x17 cm 
Medium/support:
Papier-maché, glued hemp 
Cultural context:
1885 
Artist:
Dr. Auzoux