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Uranscopus (Stargazer)

"Uranscopus (Stargazer)" is copyright © 2008 by James G. Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

ink drawing with ink wash, 6 x 4 inches, 2008

Among the many interesting specimens I saw on my visit to the depot of the Universiteitsmuseum Groningen was No. 46, whose label bore the following inscription:

IniŽncephalus – oode benaming: uranoscopus (hemelkijer)
In Dutch, hemelkijer means ‘stargazer’, which is a rather poetic name for this condition. Had this foetus lived and were able to stand upright, its face would forever point to the heavens.





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