Medicine

  • Anatomical Venus

    Inventory number: 14355
    Date: 19th century
    Dimensions: 40 x 84 x 40.5 cm

    The Anatomical Venus is a learning tool consisting of a waxwork of the recumbent female figure. As with other similar models, the resting woman allows access into her body through successive dissections.

    The aim of this figure, based on the construction of a perfect human type, that of the beauty of Venus, was to educated a broad unspecialised public.

    It became popular in the early decades of the 19th century as it allowed knowledge to be spread with a precise representation of nature.