The creepiest thing I will see all day …
We all know that children lose their baby teeth over the course of several years, and they are replaced by adult chompers.
With that in mind, here it is: The skull of a child with adult teeth coming in.
(from Scotland’s Hunterian Museum)
I blogged this a few months ago, but I feel you guys need a reminder of the skulls awesome continued existence.
The Skeleton of the trunk and legs
‘Pen and brown ink (three shades) with wash modelling over traces of black chalk. 288x200mm (R.L. 1901R)
The notes are chiefly concerned with the shoulder joint, but the sheet is headed by two lines, as follows: ‘What are the parts of man where the flesh does not ever increase through any fatness; and what are those places where the flesh increases more than anywhere else.’ A quarter of the way down the left-hand edge is an enumeration of the ‘bones’ of the head and jaws. In this case it reads: ‘testa 1’ (one head), ‘masscella 2’ (two jaws), ‘denti 32’ (thirty-two teeth).’
Text from: ‘Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Collection’ by Kenneth D Keele