Wax model of a female, half skeletal

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Title

Wax model of a female, half skeletal

Subject

Small Anatomical model of a women

Description

This lady is dressed in Regency clothing typical of the first half of the 1800s. She is skilfully created out of wax. She is half woman, half skeleton. The statue may have been made for one of three reasons: a darkly comic novelty, a ‘memento mori’ (a reminder of death), or a teaching aid. She is paired with a separate male statue (A78827). These two examples of regency waxwork were exhibited in Montreal, Canada at the International and Universal Exposition in 1967. according to science and socity

Creator

Unknown

Source

Science & Society Picture Library

Publisher

Science & Society Picture Library

Date

1810-1850

Contributor

Amelia Abernathy

Rights

Science & Society Picture Library

Format

colored waxwork

Language

english, n/a

Type

wax minature

Identifier

Inventory No.: A78828

Coverage

Anatomy, Gender, 1800s

Files

mds.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Wax model of a female, half skeletal,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 10, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/748.

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