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Gravida image from approx. 1400.

This is two genres of the time merged into one. The Gravida image was common to show the pregnant woman with the phoetus, and the frog-like posture was also common for displaying various systems of the body. There were frog figures showing nerves, other frog figures showing muscles etc. Images such as this one are obviously not meant to depict the body in any naturalistic or realistic way, they are rather diagrams used for structuring descriptive text fragments. Note the detail image, especially the placement of the renal glands (renes), the heart and the phoetus. (Ms 1122, University Library, Leipzig.)

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