The Skeleton awakes the living with a bell filled with bats. I’m sure these cute sky dogs didn’t appreciate this!
This image is from a 1885 book about Monarchies in Austro-Hungarian. The grave of a king, I assume.
See how his crown lies next to his bones. In his life it was probably of great importance to have such an item on his head. However, after death – it is of little use to him. Bonus cute lizard, try and find him!
This image has no known copyright restrictions. Found on the British Library’s Flickr. The book is also available, in the Flickr description.
This guy is angry and cute! Reminds me of my one Guinea pig when he gets dinner late. The image was odd enough for me to want to share.
Bonus Pig Pic!
The event can be dated to 31 January 1632: the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons, of which Tulp was official City Anatomist, permitted only one public dissection a year. Furthermore, the body would have to be that of an executed criminal.
Against the backdrop of a lavishly decorated Salome stands out in an array of bejeweled veils, her body facing the viewer, her left arm pointing up in the air to John the Baptist’s hovering head, enclosed by a halo.
Artist is Jacob Heinrich Elbfas. This picture is eerie and beautiful. Imagine the confusion and chaos it must had caused the viewers.
A Sun Dog, formally called a parhelion in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun.
The official name of this image is ‘Southerly Busters’. The Artist is ‘Ironbank’.
“You can call a hundred times if you like. For now I have got you in my power and you shall pay for what you have done.”
Full book is free to read online and download. Image is in the Public Domain.