Antique medical human skull with sagittal section.
This is a nice and unusual example of an old medical specimen of a human skull. As you can see from the photographs, the cranium is detachable and the skull has been cut in a sagittal section so that both sides come apart to show the sinus cavities etc. The cranium and both sides of the skull would have been held together with hooks and pins but these are no longer present although the holes are clearly visible where these would have been. The lower jaw was originally articulated with springs to hold it in place but these have also disappeared over the years.
This skull has about half the teeth still present but some of the teeth were obviously absent pre-mortem as the jaw has healed over.
Overall this is an unusual and interesting specimen in fair condition for its age.