A beautiful hand painted anatomical model eye from the turn of the century made from hard rubber. The lens of the eye is made from glass and the vitreous appears to be made from an early translucent plastic or resin.
The model shows the internal anatomical features in hemi-section from the iris through to the optic nerve. The anatomical landmarks are labeled on the outer surface. In good condition, and the combination of age related wear and the translucent, iridescent resin lend it amulet like qualities.
- From the Phisick collection