antique pop up anatomical diagram of human head


Second quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

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A fantastic antique pop up anatomical diagram of the human head. This has multiple layers presenting the inner working of the head.
Original antique anatomical manikin of the human head in a unique and very uncommon configuration. It was published in Leipzig Germany in the late 1890s by Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co. It is different than the more common human head manikins in that it consists of multiple full-size plates, each of which contain smaller fold-outs detailing different anatomical systems.

The manikin starts with an outer layer showing the exterior of a man's face (Plate A). This folds out to reveal the heads circulatory system, including veins and arteries, on its backside (Plate B). The newly exposed layer details the muscular system of the head (Plate C), which contains a smaller flap that folds out to reveal part of the skull, as well as the muscles around the eye and ear. Two smaller flaps then each fold out further detailing the anatomy of the eye and ear. Plate C then folds out to reveal another layer detailing the brain and nervous system (Plate D). This plate also has smaller flaps that fold out to show the anatomy of the throat and windpipe and the inside of the skull. The last layer details the skeletal system (Plate E) and contains a large additional flap over the skull that folds out to reveal a medial view of the brain, including the Thalamus and other elements at its center.

These illustrations are particularly charming.

It is in great condition Everything is intact and working as should.

Length 24cm (9.5in)
Width 15cm (6in)


Second quarter 20th Century

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Initially inspired by the interior at The Mint in Rye (our 15th century holiday let in Rye, East Sussex) and requests to purchase items by clients while staying, we decided to start sourcing and selling so people could do just that.

Based between London and East Sussex we have built up a network of specialist sources that we pull from to create the unique edit that is The Mint in Rye.  We offer a mix of vintage textiles, primitive furniture, curios, first edition books, vintage film posters and antique carved oak.  These are not chosen for their age, but very much for their aesthetic appeal.  The visual still remains true to The Mint interior style, but has broadened to include vintage elements that have the same unique view point.

To view the collection, please contact Barrie on +44 (0)7714 764708.  Dependant on the pieces you are interested in, they may be in East Sussex or in London.

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