Zodiacal man. 15th-century manuscript page showing a human figure labelled with the signs of the zodiac corresponding to parts of the body. This is an example of the medieval concept of man as a microcosm that reflected the larger macrocosm (universe). The artwork is labelled in Hebrew, dates from around 1450, and is from a manuscript held at the Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF). It is thought to be based on works by the 11th-century Persian physician Avicenna.
About the Artist -
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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