Georg Constantin from Albania

Atlas der Hautkrankheiten, (Vienna, 1856-1876)
Author: HEBRA, Ferdinand von (1816-1880) Artist: N/A

This extraordinary tattoo is one of over 100 chromolithographed plates in Hebra’s monumental atlas of skin diseases. It shows the naked Georg Constantin from Albania, whose 388 tattoos of all kinds of animals in red and blue cover his face and entire body.

Wunderkammer is a gallery of unique medical art from the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library.