An early anatomical model of the torso

A beautifully modelled, Rouilly/Somso style, very large (full life size) head and torso model by Italian maker Paravia Torino. A very rare piece.

This mid-century Italian anatomical bust was produced by Produzione Scientifica Paravia, known for its accurate anatomy models. The bust was created by drawing upon, then developing and improving papier-mâché methods begun in the early 1890s.

This rare piece is itself papier-mâché and plaster, hand painted and numbered.

It is a truly beautiful thing and though not at all perfect, and with no organs, it’s a rare piece and truly a striking item.

A splendid addition for any collector or an outstanding decorative piece.

Please note that when boxed this will be large and weighty hence the higher postage charge.



All approximate

93cm height

42cm width

31cm depth


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note the wear, rubbing and small losses. Flaking to some paint.



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