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Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory
Image Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
manikins, between 6 to 7 inches in length, were made from solid
pieces of ivory. The arms were carved separately and are moveable.
The thoracic and abdominal walls can be removed, revealing the viscera.
In some manikins the internal organs are carved in the original
block and are not removable, while they are formed into separate
pieces that can be removed.
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