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A COMPOSITE GERMAN SMALL ARTICULATED IRON HAND
Partly 16th Century
Perhaps a prosthesis and perhaps for a child, of russet steel, with short rounded cuff pierced with stitch holes and with turning-pin locking a hinged inner band, articulated four lame metacarpus, and fitted with outstretched static thumb and separately with four static fingers, the index finger fully extended and the remainder in-curved to grasp (the thumb and finger plates associated).
7 5/8in (19.5cm)
Provenance
Right Hon. Earl of Londesborough, Christie's, July 4-11, 1888, lot 288
The Pitt Rivers Museum, Blandford, Dorset
Hal Furmage, London, 1930
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