Seventeenth Century Skeleton Carved From Ivory

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Item Description

  • Early seventeenth century skeleton carved in bas-relief from a single piece of ivory. The figure is based on the second skeleton in Vesalius' Fabrica and is surrounded by representations of the various classes of society symbolizing the transitoriness of this world.
Date created
  • 00018
Resource type
Holding entity
Archival collection
  • History of Medicine Collection
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