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A Qajar human-form lacquer figurine, Persia, dated 1253 AH/1838-39 AD
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
247
A Qajar human-form lacquer figurine, Persia, dated 1253 AH/1838-39 AD
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Qajar human-form lacquer figurine, Persia, dated 1253 AH/1838-39 AD

Catalogue Note

This interesting model is likely to show the nerve system based on Tashrih-i badan-i insan (The Anatomy of the Human Body, also known as Mansur's anatomy), a medical text by Mansur ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Yusuf ibn Ilyas (died early 15th century). 
Each vertebra of the spine is numbered and the different types of nerves are distinguished by different colours. A similar drawing is illustrated in Portmann 2013, p.32.

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