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Model of a Human Embryo

Model of a Human Embryo

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Description
This papier mache model of a human embryo was made the Auzoux factory in Normandy, France. The embryo is seen from the right side, showing at the anterior end the beginning of the heart and at the posterior end the commencement of the allantois. The yolk portion of the embryo (the umbilical vesicle) is reduced in size. The Smithsonian bought this in 1895, and probably made the round wood base.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Anatomical Model
model, anatomical, human embryo
date made
1895
Associated Name
Auzoux, Louis
maker
Etablissements du Docteur Auzoux
Place Made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 7 1/8 in x 3 in; 18.0975 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 17.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 7/8 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
MG.M-10362
accession number
29042
catalog number
229042.19
M-10362
subject
Anatomy
Education
Ophthalmology
Education
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Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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