Anatomical Study of Conjoined Twins
etching, circa 1600-50, on laid paper, without watermark, a strong, tonal impression of this rare, presumably unrecorded print
Plate 128 x 86 mm.
Sheet 140 x 105 mm.
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This presumably undescribed print comes from an early medical textbook, visualising the general phenomenon of conjoined twins and detailing the joint body section between the twins (1), the umbilical cords (2) and the placenta (3).
In our opinion, the sheet is most likely to be a paper of the first half of the 16th century, but it is difficult to determine whether the print is of Italian, French, Netherlandish or German origin.
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