Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pretty toy ladies, dissected


Stephan Zick, 1639-1715

To see more, read this amazing post at bioephemera.com. In fact, you could also just read everything tagged with Museum Lust. It will be worth your while.

I love how the makers of these figures, meant as teaching tools, went to a lot of trouble to make these women beautiful - perhaps a frivolous aim, or even a source of potential distraction for the poor students? This ivory one, not so much. But scroll down in the bioephemera post to see what I am talking about.

1 comment:

M said...

Hi, I stumbled on your blog today, it's really great! Keep up the good work.

I wanted to let you know that I also wrote about the small ivory models at my site Curious Expeditions (inspired in part by bioephemera)...