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The Anatomical Waxes of the Institute of Sciences
Also known as: Wax statue representing a naked man (Adam); wax statue representing a naked woman (Eve); wax statue representing a skinned man (“scorticato”); wax statue of a man showing superficial and deep muscles; wax statue of a man showing deep muscles; wax skeleton of a woman showing deep skeleton muscles; wax male skeleton; 52 anatomical waxes

© Musei di Palazzo Poggi

Ercole Lelli (14th September 1702, Bologna -7th March 1766, Bologna)
Musei di Palazzo Poggi, Anatomical waxes Museum, Institute of normal anatomy, University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy
About the Museum
The anatomical statues realised by Ercole Lelli are eight, plus 52 anatomical waxes (30 of them are about muscles and 20 about bones). Lelli planned also the installation of the anatomy room; designing elegant cabinets with glass panes, perfect for hosing the anatomical waxes alternated to showcases were the statues could be easily studied from each point of view.
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Historical Cross Referencing
Artistic Introduction