Andreas Vesalius, Initial O

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Initial letter from the 1543 edition of De Fabrica by Vesalius. Little boys receive a head from the executioner. In the background stands the soldier who has guarded the victim. Maybe it's the same head they are boiling on the large O? There's a larger version here: Vesalius O.

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