Plate from the Fabrica

Item

Plate from the Fabrica
Title
Plate from the Fabrica
Date
1543
Description
Plate from the Fabrica—Courtesy Wellcome Collection—In this memento mori one skeleton considers the skull of another. The Latin inscription on the cartouche reads “genius lives, all else is mortal.” Perhaps with this phrase, Vesalius patted himself on the back.
Alternative Title
Plate from Fabrica where a skeleton ponders the skull from another skeleton

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