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Model eye

Model eye

Accession №2009.005.00001
Specific NameModel eye


Small ivory and ebony eye model. Model opens to reveal the anatomical parts of the eye, each carved out of ivory, nested within each other. Iris has been colored blue, the lens is made of glass. The entire structure screws into an ebony stand. The parts are extremely small, making it probable that this is more of a novelty than a teaching tool.

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