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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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Colored figure of a man, showing his back, with his hand on his hip, showing skeletal structure, cropped, from Bartolomeo Eustachi, Romanae archetypae tabulae anatomicae novis (Rome, 1783). Hand colored copperplate engraving. Artist: Giulio deā€™Musi

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Romanae archetypae tabulae anatomicae novis...

Rome, 1783. Hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Bartolomeo Eustachi
(d. 1574)

Giulio de’Musi

A skeleton jauntily points to the top of the page. Its pelvis is fused to the top of a columnar pedestal, metaphorically suggesting the structural functions of hips and legs. The quartet of giant eyeballs and colorization are 18th-century additions.

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