Leonardo da Vinci's drawing entitled The Vitruvian Man is one of his most famous. The drawing and it accompanying notes were made in 1492 in one of his journals. The naked male figure is drawn twice - with arms and legs outstretched and inscribed in a circle and square.
The original drawing was based on the treatise of Roman architect Vitruvius, who wrote that in the human body there were many significant measurements and conclusions that could be drawn upon them. For example, the length of a man's palm is 1/10 his height.
Vitruvius' work was studied closely by daVinci, as Leonardo believed in man as cosmografia del minor mondo (cosmography of the microcosm) - that the workings of the human body are an analogy for the workings of the universe.
Our 1-inch charm is a stylized version of the ever-so-famous drawing and is created in antiqued pewter.