Skeletal Foot Anatomical Teaching Model c.1930



This is an original scientific teaching model of a right foot. The anatomy model features a very detailed model of the human foot. This model offers better access and visibility to all the bones in the foot.The bones of the foot are held together with wire and springs on the lower portion of the foot which also allows for mobility and flexibility. The material is very light and possibly wax. This unique piece retains its original finish and is in excellent condition with minimal wear consistent with age and use.

  • CREATOR Unknown.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930-1940
  • CONDITION Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 3 in. W 9.25 in. D 3 in.


Wax anatomical models were originally used for its resemblance to human flesh and remained favored in the eighteenth century for its malleability. Apart from some popular museums, such as Tussaud’s, wax models are no longer used and this is most particularly the case for wax anatomical models which used to be the pride of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century natural history cabinets and medical museums. While in the nineteenth century wood, paper machete, and plaster were among the most current materials used for artificial anatomies.

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