993.663.1: Human Skull

Additional Images

993.663.1: Human Skull. Front view
Image No. 1547 Front view; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A human skull with the top of the cranium cut so that it can be lifted off to view the interior cavity. Copper alloy fittings attached to the sides to join the cranium [one hook is missing]. The mandible attaches to the lower cranium with spring fittings. Red and blue pigment applied to surface areas.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.663.1
Collection: Anatomy & Pathology

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 16.5 cm
  • Width: 15 cm
  • Depth: 21.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Cranium cap
  • b) Lower cranium section
  • c) Mandible

Object Materials

  • bone,
  • copper alloy,
  • enamel,
  • pigment

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Teaching tool