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No. 8762 (Mütter Museum)

"No. 8762 (Mütter Museum)" is copyright © 2008 by James G. Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

pen and ink drawing, 7 x 4 inches, 2008

This is a sketch of a 19th-century French neo-classical sculpture weirdly altered to display a large tumor of the parotid gland. The Mütter Museum has another striking example of this strange exercise in artistic appropriation: a sculpture of the infant Christ with large tumors on the buttocks.

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