These color lithographs illustrating amputation are from Jean Marc Bourgery’s monumental Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme. This work was originally published in eight volumes over the course of twenty-three years (1831-1854); Bourgery himself died before it was completed.
The illustrations were done by Nicholas-Henri Jacob, a student of the renowned French Revolution era painter Jacques Louis David.
Shimenawa. Shinto Shrine, Japan
People were throwing coins up into the rope ends, trying to make them stick. If they do, good luck is sure to follow.
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