Partial real human skull, medical specimen


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Here is a nice partial medically prepared skull. Unfortunately, this skull is now missing the cranium. This example was part of a collection from a medical university and it was not unusual for items to become separated.

The skull is a nice example and still has the springs that articulate the jaw. The bone has a nice colour and has a good patina which would show that it has had plenty of handling whilst at the university.

The skull still has quite a lot of the teeth although some of the ones that are there have been chipped as they have dried out over the years. The lower jaw appears to have two large abscesses where the molars would have been and these had been lost pre-mortem as the jaw has healed.

The palate of the upper jaw and the mandible are both annotated. This is always a nice demonstration of the skulls use.

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