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cavetocanvas:

Carlo Crivelli, St. George and the Dragon, 1490

cavetocanvas:

Carlo Crivelli, St. George and the Dragon, 1490

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medieval:


Jean Thenaud, Introduction to the Cabala, dedicated to King François I.
Bibliothèque de Genève Ms. fr. 167 (crop)

medieval:

Jean Thenaud, Introduction to the Cabala, dedicated to King François I.

Bibliothèque de Genève Ms. fr. 167 (crop)

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de-sanguinea:

From Claude Paradin’s Devises heroïques, 1557.

de-sanguinea:

From Claude Paradin’s Devises heroïques, 1557.

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Page 25 From William Cheselden’s Osteographia 1733

Page 25 From William Cheselden’s Osteographia 1733

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Praying Goblin    Katsushika Hokusai    1835-40

Praying Goblin    Katsushika Hokusai    1835-40

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cavetocanvas:

Paul Delvaux, The Focus Tombs, 1957

cavetocanvas:

Paul Delvaux, The Focus Tombs, 1957

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"This is an animal called the YENA, which is accustomed to live in the sepulchers of the dead and to devour their bodies. Its nature is that at one moment it is masculine and at another moment feminine, and hence it is a dirty brute."
From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

"This is an animal called the YENA, which is accustomed to live in the sepulchers of the dead and to devour their bodies. Its nature is that at one moment it is masculine and at another moment feminine, and hence it is a dirty brute."

From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

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"The PARD is a parti-coloured species, very swift and strongly inclined to bloodshed. It leaps to the kill with a bound."
From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

"The PARD is a parti-coloured species, very swift and strongly inclined to bloodshed. It leaps to the kill with a bound."

From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

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"This is called a CROCODRYLLUS from its crocus or saffron colour. It breeds in the River Nile: an animal with four feet, amphibious, generally about thirty feet long, armed with horrible teeth and claws."
From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

"This is called a CROCODRYLLUS from its crocus or saffron colour. It breeds in the River Nile: an animal with four feet, amphibious, generally about thirty feet long, armed with horrible teeth and claws."

From The Book of Beasts 12th Century

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The Creation of the Elements     Flemish Book of Hours       1450

The Creation of the Elements     Flemish Book of Hours       1450

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