Developmental Model of a Human Heart


Adolf Ziegler (1820-1889) opened an Atelier für wissenschaftliche Unterrichtsmodelle (Studio for Scientific Teaching Models) in Leipzig in the 1860s. His son, Friedrich Ziegler (d. 1936) continued the firm. This model is the third in a 12 piece set of Ziegler models showing the development of the human heart, based on the ideas of Wilhelm His. It is made of wax and sits on a round wooden base painted black. The Smithsonian bought it in 1895.

Date Made: 1885

Associated Name: Ziegler, FriedrichMaker: Ziegler Studio

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Saxony, LeipzigAssociated Place: Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg

Subject: AnatomyEducationCardiology


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10289.03Accession Number: 29042Catalog Number: M-10289.03

Object Name: Anatomical Modelmodel, anatomical, human heart

Measurements: overall: 6 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 10.4775 cmoverall: 16.2 cm x 11.3 cm; 6 3/8 in x 4 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1376178

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