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what is this called?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by grygon, May 29, 2013.

  1. I have been searching a while now and am wits end, i just can't remember the term. What is it called when you have a skull or skeleton and build the body/muscles/tendons/etc. on half of it?
     
  2. lizardguts

    lizardguts skull collector

    It's ecorche isn't it? Saw a couple of those on eBay before. If you type "ecorche coyote skull" into google it'll bring up one of them
     

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  6. PA

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    Those images are not what I believe Grygon was inquiring about. The skeleton mounting, and half-shell reconstruction of these Pleistocene animals, were done by Harold Clement, a talented preparator/taxidermist in the years 1949-1952 at the Carnegie Museum. You did not show the Bison.
     
  7. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    There is this book- http://www.amazon.com/Fragonard-Museum-Ecorches-Christophe-Degueurce/dp/092223339X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370016892&sr=1-2&keywords=ecorche,
    although these are more similar to Gunther von Hagens' plastinations.
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  8. Yes! Ecorche is what I was looking for. And thanks for the images and book link, I like that style of them more than the flat-backed ones. Though I bet they are harder to sculpt.