Independent body parts  

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Hand of Glory, anonymous
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Hand of Glory, anonymous

Dismembered limbs, a severed head, a hand cut off at the wrist, as in a fairy tale of Wilhelm Hauff's, feet which dance by themselves, as in the book by Albrecht Schaeffer which I mentioned above--all these have something peculiarly uncanny about them, especially when, as in the last instance, they prove capable of independent activity in addition. --The Uncanny (1919) - Sigmund Freud

Venus at the Opera (1844) by Grandville (French, 1803 – 1847)
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Venus at the Opera (1844) by Grandville (French, 1803 – 1847)

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

This page is dedicated to body parts which are featured independently from the human body in art, mythology or fiction, as if they had been severed or dismembered.

Another term is disembodied.

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In visual arts

Painting

Sculpture

Film

Video clip

Record cover

Printmaking

By body part

Head

Eyes

Hands

Torso

Legs

Genitalia

Metamorphic Genitalia and Fantastical Sexual Images

Real life

Heart

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