Real Beauchene Skull, Early Medical School Teaching Display

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A Beauchene Skull, also known as an exploded skull, is a disarticulated human skull that has been painstakingly reassembled on a stand with jointed, movable supports that allows for the moving and studying of the skull as a whole or each piece individually. In the mid-1800s French anatomist Claude Beauchene developed this method to display the anatomy of the head. Beauchene would meticulously clean a skull, separate its bones, and mount them on a stand designed to exhibit them at once individually and in context. This is a highly decorative and detailed example. It's an early skull that has been mounted in the Victorian style with a beautiful turned base.

Details

  • Period
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    24 in. H x 8 in. W x 8 in. D
    61 cm H x 20 cm W x 20 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88386724463
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