Human Skin Model

Rare and sculptural hand-painted antique plaster medical model of a cross-section of human skin, c. 1910s. At fourteen inches tall, the large model shows magnified epidermal, dermal, and subcutaneous tissues, including a hair follicle and sweat glands. Sculpted and painted by hand in the early 20th century, the model reads as both an accurate representation of human biology and also a bold work of sculpture. The piece could be easily fashioned to be hung on a wall, but was originally designed to sit flat on a table. It bears the maker mark of the Cambridge Botanical Supply Company, which furnished laboratory equipment from Waverley, Massachusetts. With its colors and sinuous forms in high relief, the model meticulously describes a hair follicle while also verging on abstract art.

 

Condition

Very good antique condition, with some minor chips and paint loss. See photos.

 

Measurements

14 inches tall

12 inches wide

2.75 inches deep

 

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$750

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