Art student's slate bearing diagrams derived from the human skeleton

Circa 1900-1909
Small slate in wooden frame with anatomical diagrams etched into both sides of the slate. One side has diagrams of the human skull and torso, the other side is a larger diagram of the human torso.

History of Object

This slate was originally donated to the Medical Society of Victoria (later became part of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Medical Association). The A.M.A. donated its museum collection to the University of Melbourne Medical History Museum in 1994.

Object detail

wood, slate and metal
27.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 cm
Accession Number
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
maker's mark ▫ stamped in ink on surround: 'NATIONAL SCHOOL/W(damaged)NO./SLATE COMPANY' ▫ slate
owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ in ink on surround: 'Eric' ▫ slate
where made/maker's mark ▫ printed on label: 'Made in Portugal' ▫ engraving tools
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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