Antique real human partial articulated skeleton thorax, pelvis and sacrum
This is the mounted and articulated spine, scapula, clavicle, sternum, pelvis, sacrum and the ribs from what would have been a full human articulated skeleton. This example came from a medical school and unfortunately, the arms, legs and skull become separated.
The cartilage of the rib cage and the vertebral discs have been made from a fibrous substance which has become a bit discoloured over the years although the darker colour does look more realistic. Judging by the brass fittings, and materials, I would place this as being a mid-20th Century skeleton. The threaded brass bolts are still attached to the scapula where the arms would have articulated.
The third rib on the left side is broken as can be seen in the photos. Other than this, it is in excellent condition. The bones have a nice deep colour and patina which shows that they have had a lot of handling and use.