22 February 2009

Teaching model of eye anatomy

Ivory and horn model of an eye, Europe, 1601-1700
The model unscrews to show the different parts of the eye including the cornea, , the pupil, the iris, the jelly-like vitreous humour that fills most of the eyeball and the optic nerve that transmits messages to the brain.
Note - this is a teaching aid from the 17th century!

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