Thursday, September 3, 2015

Female ivory anatomical figure

"Popular in the 1600 and 1700s, and were almost always shown as pregnant... The figure was possibly made to teach young couples about anatomy and pregnancy or it may have been a collector’s item.
From the Science Museum's Brought to Life Exhibit; more here: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display.aspx?id=10399&image=7