Anatomical model of human head
Wax, possibly German, 19th century
Adopting a pose also favoured by Joseph Towne, the cranium is
shown removed and the scalp folded over to reveal the underlying
surface of the cerebral cortex with the dura mater (the protective
membrane, part of the meninges) still covering the left hemisphere.
The model may have been made to teach neuroanatomy to medical
students or, given its unsettling facial expression, for medical
exhibitions open to the general public.