Anatomical illustration of a foetus in utero

Iran 19th Century

Source: Nur: Light in Islamic Art. Seville Art Show 2014.

Here is the first of a summer series of postings on anatomy. I love this image as the foetus looks like he is in a thinking position, reflecting on what life will bring.

Happy summer to all of you, big changes to the blog planned for the Autumn with an even bigger virtual Art of Science Museum for me to curate and for you to enjoy.