Antique real human partial articulated skeleton thorax, pelvis, legs and 1 arm
This is the mounted and articulated spine, ribs, scapula, clavicle, sternum, pelvis, sacrum, legs, feet and 1 set of arm bones from what would have been a full human articulated skeleton. This example came from a medical school and unfortunately, the remaining arm, hands and skull have 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 an early 20th Century skeleton.
Two ribs on the left side are broken as can be seen in the photos but other than this, it is all in excellent condition. The leg bones and the feet are in excellent condition with all the toes intact. The bolts that hold the arms and legs onto the skeleton are missing.
The bones have a nice deep colour due to their age and at some time, they have had a coat of varnish to prevent them from crumbling. This has yellowed a bit over the decades to add to the deep colour of the skeleton.