Museo Galileo
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Model of the eyeball
    • Setting:
      Room IX
    • Maker:
      Chérubin d'Orléans [attr.]
    • Date:
      late 17th cent. (?)
    • Materials:
      wood, glass
    • Dimensions:
      length 450 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Model of the eyeball (Inv. 2582)

Model of the eyeball that can be taken apart. The crystalline lens and vitreous humors are made of glass, the other parts of painted wood. The old inventories of the Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale attribute the model to Chérubin d'Orléans. Provenance: Medici collections.