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Artificial hand: M.22-1938

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Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)


Armourer: Unknown




Artificial hand. This is really a surgical appliance, but made by armourers.

Legal notes

Given by Mr F.H. Cripps-Day

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1938-12-22) by Cripps-Day, Francis Henry


16th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1550


It is very likely that these surgical appliances were made by armourers demonstrating that they could turn their skills to a variety of purposes. Prosthetic limbs made from wood or iron have been known since early times.

Materials used in production

Iron (metal)

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1938
Primary reference Number: 18795
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 April 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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