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Welcome to Bargrave's travels and collection. From here you can explore locations from Bargrave's travels and browse selected items from his "Cabinets of Curiosities" by selecting Explore Travels or by selecting Explore Collection.

Model of Human Eye


Artificial anatomy of the human eye made up of twelve separate pieces. Originally invented by a student from Germany at the College of Physicians at Padua, this object was bought by Bargrave from a "High Dutch Turner" in Venice. The eye casing is wood and contains the human eye in separate parts all made from ivory and horn. A very high degree of skill was clearly involved in its construction. Some parts are as thin as egg shell.

Model of Human Eye

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