A Beauchene or “exploded skull” is produced as an anatomical study and used primarily as a teaching aid. They are difficult and costly to produce. These skulls were named for their mid-1800’s creator Claude Beauchene. Although extremely rare you’ll find 2 on our website. The example on the far right is the oldest one I’ve found to date. In addition our Medical, Science and Museum categories include additional Demonstration, Articulated and Sagittal section skulls. You’ll also find anatomical models in plaster, wax and papier-mâché… even a few signed Dr. Auzoux.