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Artatomical: The Human Eye, 1199 CE


 Anatomy of the Eye (Werner Forman/Contributor/UIG/Getty
Anatomy of the Eye (Werner Forman/Contributor/UIG/Getty

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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