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Artatomical: The Human Eye, 1199 CE


Anatomy of the Eye Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Anatomy of the Eye Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Here's another fantastic synthesis of art and anatomy, this time via Egypt in 1199 CE. It's the anatomy of the eye as illustrated in the Islamic medical manuscript of al Mutadibi.

Beautiful, isn't it? I love how this work invokes a sense of iconography in its presentation of the flesh.


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