SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This comprehensive drawing (c.1509-1510) of the trunk and legs by Leonardo da Vinci is particularly detailed and illustrates his observational and analytical skills. The rib cage and bones of the upper arm are shown from the back, the side and front. In the drawings and notes of the legs at the bottom right, Leonardo highlights the structure and function of the kneecap showing the patella and its associated tendon.
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