Artatomical: 1800s Persian Anatomical Study

Artatomical: 1800s Persian Anatomical Study
19th-Century Persian Anatomical Study © Christie's Images/Corbis

Here's an elegant piece of anatomical art, straight from a 19th-century Persian anatomical study.

I love the skeletons, but I feel like the internal organs and circulatory systems are the real stars here. The artist gives them the lush feel of fresh flowers or fruit.

Let's take a closer look:

Closeup.
© Christie's Images/Corbis