figure (communication artefact)

Ivory anatomical figure of a pregnant woman lying on a black stone pedestal, which is patterned with a lattice of strips of ivory. The figure has become detached from the base. One arm has also become detached, as has the pillow on which the figure's head should rest. The figure's intestines are removable, to reveal the baby underneath. The baby is carved from a separate piece of ivory, and was once attached to the figure with a length of string, representing an umbilical cord.

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