Model of Human Eye

Model of Human Eye

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Description
This large papier mache model of a human eye was made in the Auzoux factory in Normandy, France. It has several detachable parts, and an inked inscription that reads “Auzoux Doct. / fecit anno 1856.” The Smithsonian bought this in 1895, probably paying $20 (duty free). There was obviously a fairly long lapse between production and sale.
Ref: James W. Queen & Co. Catalogue of Anatomical Models, Charts and Osteological Preparations (Philadelphia, 1886), p. 7.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model, anatomical, human eye
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 15 in x 13 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 38.1 cm x 34.29 cm
overall, cristillin: 1 1/4 in x 2 in; 3.175 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10313
catalog number
M-10313
accession number
29042
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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