The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media

Spiegel alc fQM21.S672 1627 Rare-ns

Woman with ‘blooming flower’ fetus cradled by several petals

This engraving presents a ‘blooming flower’ fetus cradled by several petals, as if to acknowledge the role of mother nature in nurturing organic life. Spiegel, De formato foetu liber singularis aeneis figuris exornatus, [1626]. alc fQM21.S672 1627 Rare. Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library.

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