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Decorative initial letter O with cherubs cooking soup more
A Decorative initial letter “O” used as a drop cap on the first page of this famous book. The outer border around the outside of the letter “O” has oak leaves and dragons; inside the “O” we see naked children (putti; they do not have wings) apparently making soup from bones and other items, in a large pot over an open fire. One of the children sits in the foreground fanning the flames with a bellows.
Image courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine; it is from their Vesalius exhibition.