An antique plaster larger than life size bust of Claude Galien who like Hippocrates was a great figure of ancient medicine. His anatomical studies of animals and his observations of the functions of the human body dominated medical theory and practice for fourteen centuries. This piece was displayed in a medical centre for many decades and then kept in a Doctor’s home for many more.
The piece is marked but it is hard to make out in it’s entirety. See photographs.
Makers mark / hallmarks: Manlu
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: circa 1900’s
Size roughly: 50 x 34 x 24 cm – 20 x 13.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use and display, scrapes and damage to extremities and bronze effect paint as pictured, nothing too serious
Weight: 11.5 kg (Shipping is high I am afraid due to weight. Ask about potentially cheaper options if you are not in a rush). Specialist packing required which may take a day or two extra than normal for us to complete.