Anatomical teaching skulls
Anatomical models were used for teaching purposes and for students to practise their manual dexterity. The earliest specimens were dissections of real human heads.
The model to the left is from the late nineteenth century and shows the nerve supply going from the brain to the face.
Model two has an exploded upper jaw. The bone has been removed to show the nerves and blood vessels passing through the jaw bone. The veins and the arteries are shown in blue and red respectively; the nerves are shown in white.