Orangutan skull, painted

Maker
Frederic Wood Jones (b.1879, d.1954)
Date
Circa 1930-1937
Description
Skull, no mandible, with calvarium sectioned off, of an orangutan (Pongo sp.). Originally mounted on a comparative osteology display board showing the key articulations of the base of the skull. The interior of the skulls have been painted to show equivalent bones of the skull in different species. Key - pink: occipital bone, blue: parietal bone, purple: temporal bone, red: sphenoid, yellow: frontal, green: cribriform plate of ethmoid bone, dark blue: lesser wing of sphenoid bone. This display compared the skulls of a lemur, wallaby, dog, human, chimpanzee and a New World monkey, dog, lemur, sheep, orangutan, Old World monkey and a chimpanzee.

Object detail

Date
Circa 1930-1937
Medium
animal bone, paint
Accession number
516-500177
Object type
Harry Brookes Allen Museum Anatomy Category

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