Little Key (I SAW IT #3)

I SAW IT

Clavicle series

In human anatomy, the clavicle is a long bone that serves as a strut between the scapula and the sternum.

It is the only long bone in the body that lies horizontally. It makes up part of the shoulder and the pectoral girdle and is palpable in all people.

The location of the bone is clearly visible as it creates a bulge in the skin.

It receives its name from the Latin: clavicula (“little key“) because the bone rotates along its axis like a key when the shoulder is abducted, and it is roughly the same shape as a key for a Roman door lock.


All images here and in the I SAW IT series by Jessica Edwards.

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About jsaedwards

Jessica Edwards is a young director and recent graduate of Oxford University. She works with new theatre company Flipping the Bird (go and see www.flippingthebird.co.uk). She is also a playwright, blogger and graphic designer.
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