Artatomical: 15th Century Horse Anatomy


Inside the horse. Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Given today's blog post on equine facial expressions, I thought I'd highlight this beautiful illustration of horse anatomy from a 15th century Egyptian manuscript. I love how the creature seems to posses a golden halo.

Artatomical is a continuing exploration of that place where anatomy and art converge, sometimes in the form of medical illustration.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.