A Pair of Panels: Nervous System (SOLD)

Germany

Mid 19th Century

Franz Josef Steger collaborated with pathological anatomist Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874) at the University of Leipzig to produceĀ  models for the instruction of students. These were either direct casts or sculpted in plaster, porcelain or wax and Steger is known to have inquired into the early use of plastics. However, it is the plaster models for which he is best known.

Steger's instructive models were sold through international catalogues and scientific shops in Germany

Height 113 cm width 76 cm depth 2 cm (44.5 x 30 x 1 in)

Collections:
University of Aberdeen Anatomy Museum
Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology University of Melbourne

Bibliography:
The Artist's KnifeĀ  The art and science of plaster anatomical models at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology by Lucy Spencer

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