Semicircular canals model

Date
Early 20th Century
Description
Glass model of the semicircular canals, oversized, mounted in a wooden and glass display case. The semicircular canals are three semicircular, interconnected tubes located in the innermost part of each ear. The semicircular canals provide sensory input for experiences of rotary movements, and help maintain balance.

Object detail

Date
Early 20th Century
Medium
glass, wood
Accession number
516-500070
Object type
Harry Brookes Allen Museum Anatomy Category

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