Collection : musée Fragonard de l'École nationale vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort / Photo Olivier Jourdanet / MCC

Wax casting of a horse eye, by Eugene Petitcolin, circa 1890

Wax has been widely used in human anatomy. However, it was however abandoned in animal anatomy due to its fragility, difficulty to handle and the lack of the need, as in humans, to render the complexion of the cadaver's skin pale.