These beautiful wax models were created by sculptor artist Clemente Susini from Italy, in the late eighteenth century. Susini models represent anatomy, in a highly realistic form and these models were praised by both doctors and artists of that time.
These bizarre beauties are called “Anatomical Venuses”. These sculptures were conceived as a means to teach human anatomy without the need for dissecting real human bodies which was considered disgusting and messy. During his illustrious career as a medical wax model sculptor spanning several decades, Clemente Susini created and oversaw the production of more than 2,000 models.
Check out some of the “Anatomical Venuses” by Clemente Susini.
Photo credit: Joanna Ebenstein/Morbid Anatomy Museum.