Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell
Oil on canvas (detail)
Gustave Doré - 1861
The hermit of the Black Valley.
Achille Devéria, from Légendes ballades et fabliaux vol. 1, by Pierre-Marie-François Baour-Lormian, Paris, 1829.
(Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
The Luttrell Psalter
Manuscript made in Lincolnshire, England, between 1320-1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell.
Add. MS 42130; Images from the British Library manuscript pages.
Lo Stregozzo (The Witch’s Procession), attributed to Marcantonio Raimondi, and Agostino Veneziano, among others, ca. 1520
More info here.
Skeleton band war!
Illustration found in Die Totentänze (Stammler,1922)
15th century batman
Hans Vintler, Die pluemen der tugent, Vienna 1450.
Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod. s. n. 12819, fol. 129r
The Three Witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, 1775 by Daniel Gardner (English, 1750—1805)
Kaspar Amort, Bayerisches Turnier (eigentlich Maskenzug) gehalten 1662 im Turnierhaus zur Feier der Geburt des Kurprinzen Max Emanuel, Aufnahme 8 - BSB Cgm 2636(8, München, 1662
Bible, Hagenau ca. 1441-1449.
Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 19, fol. 141v
Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure
Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC
From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan
This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.
This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece. [x]
a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.
"busy yourself with the affairs of the living, for once"
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