Accession No

6404


Brief Description

wax model of Rana temporaria (common frog) embryo development, by Adolf Ziegler, German, c. 1851-52


Origin

Germany; Freiburg im Breisgau


Maker

Ziegler, Adolf


Class

biology; demonstration


Earliest Date

Jan. 1, 1851


Latest Date

Dec. 31, 1936


Inscription Date


Material

wax; wood; metal; cloth (cotton wool); paper


Dimensions

box: height 52mm; length 233mm; width 328mm


Special Collection

Ziegler collection


Provenance

Transferred from the Museum of Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, 08/09/2009. Purchased by the Department of Zoology from Ziegler of Freiburg in Breisgau, c. 1882-1890.


Inscription

‘1’ (label)
‘FROG EMBRYO
MODELS’ (paper label in box)


Description Notes

Development of the frog (Rana temporaria ), no. 1.
Wax model of the frog embryo. Number 1 of a series of 25 models showing the development of the frog embryo.
Wax model, on a metal mount on a wooden base. The bases are numbered by paper labels.
Models 1 to 14 are in a box together. Box with label and cotton wool lining.
Originally modelled by Ziegler.Adolf after the plates of Ecker.Alexander.

Complete.


References

Henry Schmidt; 'Frog Models; Artisans; and Academic Controversy'; Explore Whipple Collections online article; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; University of Cambridge: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/frogs/zieglers-wax-models/frog-models-artisans-and-academic-controversy


Events

Description
These models were created by Adolf Ziegler to show the development stages of a frog and are part of a series of 25 wax models. The models were made in a time when the field of embryology was experiencing a large amount of growth due to advances in microscopy. Many of the models that Adolf Ziegler made were done in collaboration with his son. This series of models demonstrates lost collaboration between wax-modelling artists and embryologists.

Label created by Jack Rajack, Work Experience Student
08/06/2017
Created by: Rosanna Evans on 08/06/2017


FM:46913

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