Antique real human partial articulated skeleton thorax and sacrum
When I was a kid, I used to enjoy making airfix kit planes etc. Assembling all the parts to make a full model with moving parts. I guess that I must still have this fascination although it has moved on from plastic models.
This is the mounted and articulated spine, sacrum and some of the ribs from what would have been a full human articulated skeleton. This example came from a medical school and it appears to have had quite a hard time there. Not only have all the limbs, pelvis and skull all gone, but sternum has also gone and many of the ribs have been damaged. They are now mostly loose, only attached at the one end. Some of the ribs are also numbered.
The fibre wadding is still between the vertebrae in the spine to mimic the vertebral discs and cushion the vertebrae. The bones have a nice deep colour and patina which shows that they have had a lot of handling and use.
This would make quite an unusual addition to a collection.