Antique and articulated real full human medical skeleton excellent condition.
This is a real antique human skeleton that was originally supplied for medical / science purposes. These were usually supplied to medical schools. From the quality of the skeleton and the wiring and articulation, this must have been prepared by one of the leading medical specimen suppliers of the time such as Millikin and Lawley or Adam Rouilly. Unfortunately, there is no label or identifying mark still on the skeleton.
The skeleton is in very good condition considering its age as judging by the style of the wiring and fittings it must over 100 years old. The skull is in good condition although it is missing quite a few teeth and has some broken teeth which is about normal for a well-used skeleton of this age. The cranium is detachable from the skull and held on with two hooks and the jaw is spring mounted so that it articulates properly. There is a small split in the right parietal as can be seen in the photos.
This skeleton is complete with all the small bones of the hands and feet still present. The original cartilage of the rib cage has been replaced with plaster or a similar material over a wire link. The rib cage and sternum is in excellent condition as this fragile area is usually the part that gets damaged the most easily.
The skeleton stands approximately 155cm high. The stand on the photographs is not included with the skeleton.