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Model of a Human Embryo

Model of a Human Embryo

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This papier mache model of a human embryo was made the Auzoux factory in Normandy, France. The embryo is seen from the anterior end, with a portion of the right side removed to show the vertebral segments and the arteries. The eye appears as a spot, shown on the left side of the head. The Smithsonian bought this in 1895, and probably made the round wood base.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Anatomical Model
model, anatomical, human embryo
date made
Associated Name
Auzoux, Louis
Etablissements du Docteur Auzoux
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 in; 18.415 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 17.4 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 7/8 in x 2 15/16 in
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accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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