Foetal plants, 16th century artwork

Foetal plants, 16th century artwork

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Caption: Foetal plants, 16th century artwork. These plants were thought to resemble a womb containing a foetus. An actual womb and foetus are at bottom centre. Artwork from the book Phytognomonica (Naples, 1588) by the Italian scholar and polymath Giambattista della Porta (circa 1535-1615). The book is about della Porta's theory of the doctrine of signatures, where plants bore a physical resemblance either to a celestial body, or to the body part which they were able to cure.

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