Nocturnal, 17th century Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2494 This portable instrument was used to calculate the nighttime hour by measuring the angular distance between the Pole Star and a star, corresponding to the month in the year.
Giotto di Bondone (c.1266-1337) ~ Birth of Christ (detail) ~ c.1303/05 ~ Mary and the Christ Child. Fresco, From a cycle with scenes from the lives of Mary and Christ. Padua, Arena Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)
"Anatomical Venus," 1782
From the Getty Villa's Color of Life Exhibition.
Clemente Susini and workshop, Italian, 1754–1805, Anatomical Venus, 1782
Photo by Saulo Bambi, Museo di Storia Naturale "La Specola" Florence, Italy