Rib Cage, Anterior


Anterior view of a human rib cage.

From the “Vintage Collection”.
The rib cage is an essential part of the human skeletal system, providing protection and support to vital organs such as the heart and lungs. It consists of twelve pairs of ribs, attached to the thoracic vertebrae in the back and the sternum in the front. The upper seven pairs of ribs are called true ribs, as they directly connect to the sternum, while the remaining five pairs are known as false ribs, with the last two pairs floating freely. The rib cage plays a crucial role in respiration, facilitating the expansion and contraction of the thoracic cavity during breathing. This artwork will act as a clear visual aid to understanding the anatomy of the human rib cage.

We absolutely adore the old hand drawn anatomy illustrations and the intention with this artwork has been to honour their particular style, while combining it with a modern approach to patient education. Throughout our vintage collection, the names and labels have all been positioned to point towards the very centre of each artwork, an effect that is further enhanced with our signature dotted lines. This technique has given the informative texts an added function as a graphic element by itself; not to distract from the original source materials, but to complement it.

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Available as digital file, poster and canvas prints. Browse the image gallery and zoom in to view details of the various options for this artwork, incl. sizes, product type, color scheme (petroleum blue or our classic grey) and optional logo placement. Texts on this artwork is only available in English. ⚠️ Vertical formats of the digital PDF, printed posters and canvas prints has options to add your website address. Contact us at shop@educare.design if you have any questions.