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Detail of Sky, 2006, sculpture, human placenta, umbilical cord, stainless steel, perspex and refrigeration system. When artist Marc Quinn's son was born, he molded the placenta and umbilical cord into the likeness of his child. Marc Quinn is known for his ‘blood head’ self portraits — a documentation of the artist’s head, as it ages every five years, and so represents a portrait of the artist over a fifteen year period
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‘Marbling’ is a characteristic of postmortem decomposition associated with bacterial gas and swelling of the body.This feature is usually seen 24-36 hours after death depending on the environment and is indicative of early stages of decomposition. It is produced by hemolysis of blood in vessels with the reaction of hemoglobin and hydrogen sulfide and the development of greenish-black discoloration of the vessels.
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Juvenile skate ( probably Raja sp.). This specimen is extremely fragile and small, hence warping could not be avoided completely, and the branchial apparatus could not be saved except for the 5th basibranchial.
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Human arms mummified. Supposed to be Filipino but no tattoos present. Private Belgium collection 1970’s.
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