So I decided to get out on the last day of the Butch Anthony exhibit at the Akron Art Museum, and I wasn’t sorry. Really digging this guy’s work! A self-taught artist, he uses found objects and natural objects to construct his own unique take on mortality, a method he named intertwangleism. I find a(…)
I’ve bought some rather unique medical curiosities from Mr. Weidwan in the past, and he told me he was also a photographer. His skull photography is very impressive and I wanted to take a moment to share it with everyone. You can find more of his work here: http://weidwan.tumblr.com/ In typical vanitas stylings, he likes to(…)
This beautiful 3M lucite phantom skull recently sold for $1,500 at auction. These are used for testing and calibrating x-ray machines, CT machines, and MRI machines. Some such models use modeled skulls, but this specimen incorporated an actual human skull. You can still see the 3M stamp on the bottom.
Found this guy up for auction and fell in love immediately! Circa 1940 Vintage Medical Model of lower half of a male head with Exposed Brain and Removable Brain Parts. Manufactured by Denoyer – Geppert Company of Chicago, Illinois which was founded in 1916. (See manufacturer’s tag & embossed name on base.) Model is hand(…)
This particular skull came to me from an antique dealer in Connecticut. It was originally owned and articulated by a Yale School of Medicine student in New Haven, Connecticut, and used as a teaching aid. Judging by the polished patina of this specimen, it has probably been handled by hundreds of medical students over the(…)
Real Human Skull For Sale This antique articulated skull dates from the 1930’s and was used as a medical teaching device. It was originally obtained from the estate sale of a Columbus, Ohio-based doctor, and has been part of my personal collection ever since. Asking price is $850 (includes shipping for US customers; outside the(…)
A kapala (Sanskrit for “skull”) or skullcup is a cup made from a human skull used as a ritual implement in both Hindu and Buddhist Tantra. Especially in Tibet, they were often carved or elaborately mounted with precious metals and jewels. Many of the deities of Tibetan Buddhism, including Mahasiddhas, Dakinis and Dharmapalas are depicted(…)
A Beauchene Skull, also known as an exploded skull, is a disarticulated skull that has been painstakingly reassembled on a stand with jointed, movable supports that allows for the moving and studying of the skull as a whole or each piece individually. In the mid-1800s French anatomist Claude Beauchene developed this method to display the(…)