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A Rare Phaenophthalmotrope

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A Rare Phaenophthalmotrope

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A Rare Phaenophthalmotrope

Netherlands

1870

Designed by the Famous Dutch Opthalmologist Franciscus Donders (1818-1889)

The pair of carved fruitwood model eyes with lens and iris are contained in lacquered-brass gimbal mounts on tapered columns mounted on a display base.
Franciscus Donders was a specialist in eye diseases and the phaenophthalmotrope was designed to show the movements of the eye to students.

height 20.5 cm (8 in)

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