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The fallibility of the senses: above, justice, fame and deceit; below, doctors conducting an autopsy on a cadaver, surrounded by onlookers. Engraving, 1692.
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[Frankfurt an der Oder] : [Schrey] ; [Wiittenberg] : Meyer, 
1 print : engraving ; image 16.5 x 13.1 cm
Samuelis Strykii I.C. de iure sensuum dissertationes legales
The personifications of fame and deceit bear the lettering "Et fama fallax ... fallunt et oculi" (fame is deceptive ... and the eyes also deceive). The autopsy scene bears the lettering "Nusquam tuta fides" (trust is nowhere safe), apparently meaning that the people attending cannot be entirely confident in the findings of the senses
Wellcome Library no. 568147i
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