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wax model, somatotype

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003127
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman, probably demonstrating a lack of menstruation; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs …
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Accession Number
996003127
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Menstruation Disturbances -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman, probably demonstrating a lack of menstruation; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and apart to reveal an enlarged clitoris; the arm on the right side is bent with the hand resting on her hip while the arm on the left side is slightly bent with the hand resting below her buttock; the model shows pubic hair and smallish breasts; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
metal: silver
oil paints: red; brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 5
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.8 cm. x Width: 15.0 cm. x Depth: 12.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nov 2018: Figure has deteriorated further with more wax parts fallen off and not suitable for object loan and or exhibit
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is cracked and broken; the base has a large chip missing from it and the wire from the leg on the left side has become detached; both legs are extremely damaged at the lower fronts with cracks and breakage into several pieces; both feet are broken off and missing; the arms are complete and have only minor scuff marks; the head is broken off at the neck, exposing the internal wire, and is missing; the surface of the model has several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; model may show a woman who has a lack of menstruation; the subject is muscular and does not have much body fat (this is a best guess from Dr. Reid)
Images
Less detail