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Anatomia del corpo humano by Juan Valverde de Amusco

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Anatomia del corpo humano...

Rome, 1559. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Juan Valverde de Amusco
(ca. 1525 - ca. 1588)

A flayed cadaver holds his skin in one hand and a dissecting knife in the other. The skin’s distorted face has the appearance of a ghost or a cloud, suggesting that spirit has been separated from, or peeled off of, the fleshy inner man.


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