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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
996.003.132
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with massive obesity; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart, but thighs together) and…
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Accession Number
996.003.132
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Obesity -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with massive obesity; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight (feet apart, but thighs together) and arms bent outwards and held along her sides; the woman has a great deal of body fat on her thighs, abdomen, buttocks and breasts; the hip area is especially obese; 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: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.6 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 12.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Issues requiring conservation: Surface dirt and grime. Cracks in RP ankle, knees, thighs and head. Detached LP and RP hands (1998)
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is broken and cracked; there are cracks in the legs at the left side ankle, both knees and both upper thighs; the arms are both broken, between the wrist and the elbow on the left side and the wrist on the right side (the pieces are not missing); the neck and lower jaw are also cracked; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Model condition identified by Reid (best guess); model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on Nov. 2, 2000; CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; pear-shaped obesity
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wax model, somatotype showing female obesity

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact416
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003136
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of an obese woman; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and likely the arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight; feet apart and knees and thighs togethe…
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Accession Number
996003136
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Obesity -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of an obese woman; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and likely the arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight; feet apart and knees and thighs together; the woman's arms are straight and held against her body from the elbow upwards; her forearms are held out from her body and her palms are turned forward; the model shows some obesity, with the most body fat at her abdomen, hips and buttocks; the model shows no pubic hair and very little breast development; 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
wire: dark grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H2
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.7 cm. x Width: 16.4 cm. x Depth: 10.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
There were structural issues in the form of cracks. The placement of cracks is as follows: across the neck, across the PR arm, across the PR knee, arc-shaped crack across PR shin, around the PR ankle, across PR toes, around the PL leg, across the PL ankle, across top of PL foot, across the back of the neck, under the PL armpit. Surface issues included dust and dirt and in some areas lint or dust adhering to wax. Fills from previous restoration (PR ankle, PL shin, PL lower arm, PL side of the neck) are lumpy and their painted colour stands out against the translucency of the wax,. The fills were lighter or darker than the wax. There was extensive damage down the PL side of the body. This damage consisted of: a brownish–black streak, dark stain, bloom of wax, dryness/crizzling of the wax, pockmarked surfaces in the wax. There was a dark stain starting at the PL shoulder and running down the PL side of the torso. The model was contaminated with mould and large particulate matter along the PL side; a pink discolouration or bloom was also apparent on this side; structurally the model exhibited numerous cracks, fractures and losses; the PR foot was separated from the body; the PL leg on the verso had a loss in the knee area; there was also a loss on the PL side of the neck; the PL arm was missing entirely below the elbow; where the armature was exposed corrosion of the metal was evident
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #9; CD #7
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the obesity may possibly be the result of a hypothyroid condition
Images
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