Fiery Furnace (1494) By Master of the Lubeck Bible

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.

Is it me or do the ‘flames’ look like red snakes?๐Ÿ

Fiery Furnace (1494) By Master of the Lubeck Bible

Image source, no known copyright restrictions. Information source Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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 . ๐Ÿ˜„ I think the sacred dragon looks to be in the first image, but he is all distorted by time. He lost his sacredness!!

Image Source One, and Two. No known copyright restrictions.

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

Image source. No known copyright restrictions. Information source Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Zodiac Influences on Bloodletting (1420)

This depicts a Bloodletting man in the center of a circle of the zodiac. It connects body areas to zodiacs and planets. For example, if you are a Gemini, you should bloodlet from your lower stomach and left foot.

Zodiac Influences on Bloodletting (1420)

Image source. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

The Torment of Saint Anthony (15th Century) By Michelangelo

Saint Anthony is being tormented and attacked by demons. They are carrying the Saint away, into the desert. These demons had tried to tempt Anthony with sin, but he resisted them.

The Torment of Saint Anthony (15th Century) By Michelangelo

Information source Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Image source. No known copyright restrictions.