Annika Normann, keeper of Copenhagen’s veterinary collection, waxes lyrical about a foal’s wax lungs.
My favorite thing in our collection is a waxwork model of an unborn foal’s lungs. It was made in 1896 for the anatomical collection at the veterinary school. It’s such a delicate and beautiful specimen, and it’s amazing how well-developed the foal’s lungs are after five months of gestation. It’s also a really hard technique and must have taken such a long time to make. The craftsman who made it used wax to fill all the capillaries of the lungs
Photograph:Christian Møller Andersen
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