Monday, June 9, 2014

The Anatomical Machines of a Prince

The so-called anatomical machines of the Raimondo di Sangro, the Prince of Sansevero (1710-1771), on display at the Museo Capella Sansevero in Naples, are two anatomical models, of a man and a woman, which depict the system of blood vessels of the human body. They were manufactured by the anatomist Giuseppe Salerno in the 1760s and believed to be the result of anatomical preparations based on a technique known as ‘anatomical injection’ (injection of embalming substances).

Photo © Joanna Ebenstein/Morbid Anatomy

Photo © Joanna Ebenstein/Morbid Anatomy

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