Frog Administering an Enema (1885) By Frederic Desire Hillemacher

Just your average frog enema illustration. A sick frog is administered an enema by one of his companions. They also have quite the audience.

Frog Administering an Enema (1885) By Frederic Desire Hillemacher

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Sacred Dragon of the Babylonians – Two 15th Century Book Illustrations

Both Images have the Caption “The Act of Dying”. The Book is not available anywhere sadly. The lack of Context, as always, ironically adds to the unusualness . 😄 I think the sacred dragon looks to be in the first image, but he is all distorted by time. He lost his sacredness!!

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The Furnace (16th Century) By Unknown

The color scheme of this piece only emphasizes the involved flames. It depicts a story in chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel. Three Hebrew men are thrown into a fiery furnace. However, they not only walk out unscathed – they are accompanied by Jesus! Read more about this on Wikipedia.

This image is from the book “Hours of Henry II, King of France”. The full book is free to read online via The National Library of France(BNF).

The Furnace (16th Century) By Unknown

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The Last Judgement (15th Century) By Hans Memling

Panels in order: Second Coming of Jesus Christ; Jesus sitting in Judgement on the World; and Saint Michael the Archangel weighing souls. The poor people who didn’t make the cut in the last panel, get sent to Hell.

The Last Judgement (15th Century) By Hans Memling

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