Antique real human skull medical specimen showing skull injury.
This is a really nice example of an antique medical specimen of a human skull and is unusual in that it has a hole in the cranium which has almost completely healed over. This would have been caused either because of injury or possibly surgery.
As you can see from the photographs the skull is intact with the cranium and the jaw both detachable although the jaw is spring mounted so that it articulates fully against the skull.
The skull is missing some teeth although some of these would have been pre-mortem as the jaw has healed over. There is also evidence of quite advanced decay in some of the molars and one molar has grown with one root erupted from the jaw (see photos).
Overall, this is a fascinating skull showing some very unusual features.