Coimbra Exhibition

Visual apparatus and connected parts

CreatorClemente Susini
Place of OriginBologna, Italy
Datelate 18thI- early 19th century
DescriptionThis wax model shows the visual apparatus and its elements in three dimensions. Clemente Susini (1754-1814), famous wax modeller, collaborated with the Italian physicist Felice Fontana in his studies on the eye. The ability of the wax modellers allowed scientists to observe and study anatomy and thoroughly learn about the human body and its diseases, avoiding the inconvenience resulting from the use of corpses.
TagsClemente Susini; wax model; visual apparatus; Felice Fontana;
Dimensions41.5 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm
Material/MediumWax preparation on wooden support
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Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder© Copyright 2017 - ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
Photographic CreditsCristina Nisi
Metadata RightsCC-O