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Muscles of a male in combat

About This Item

Title

Muscles of a male in combat

Subject

Muscle, Skeletal--anatomy & histology
Anatomy, Artistic
Weapons
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraving by Carlo Cesio.
Lateral view of a male figure with muscles visible, ready for battle with a sword in one hand and a shield raised on the other arm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686

Source

Cognitione de muscoli del corpo humano, Carlo Cesi's collection of anatomic engravings for artists, was first published in Rome in 1679. Containing 16 illustrations in total, the work focuses on muscle anatomy with several stylistically posed muscle manikins, and two plates of skeletons. This extremely rare edition was published in 1730, after Cesi's death. Cesi was a 17th century Italian painter and engraver of some renown.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1730

Language

ita

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZAo_13b.pl16

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

35 x 21 cm

Citation

Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686, “Muscles of a male in combat,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1681.