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Articulum

Oct 10 '14
rhade-zapan:

Whore of Babylon (detail) of the Apocalypse with Pictures by Albrecht Dürer

rhade-zapan:

Whore of Babylon (detail) of the Apocalypse with Pictures by Albrecht Dürer

Sep 13 '14

msflamingo:

"The Land of Make Believe" by Czech artist Jaro Hess, 1930.

I had a print of this on my wall in the 70s growing up and am still fascinated by it. All those fairy tales and fables you heard as a child are pictured here, and some that I still know nothing about (The Wonderful Moo-Moo Bird). It absolutely ignited my imagination.

Aug 23 '14
museum-of-artifacts:

Armour of Sir George Clifford (1558-1605), 3rd Earl of Cumberland, complete with horse armour and jousting accessories.

museum-of-artifacts:

Armour of Sir George Clifford (1558-1605), 3rd Earl of Cumberland, complete with horse armour and jousting accessories.

Aug 23 '14
discardingimages:

cup of snakes 
alchemical treatise, Italy 15th century.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 28:26

discardingimages:

cup of snakes

alchemical treatise, Italy 15th century.

Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 28:26

Aug 23 '14
signorcasaubon:

Stanislaw Samostrzelnik - “Saint Stanislaus”, from the Catalogus archiepiscoporum Gnesnensium and the Vitae episcoporum Cracoviensium; National Library of Poland, Warsaw, Poland; 1531

signorcasaubon:

Stanislaw Samostrzelnik - “Saint Stanislaus”, from the Catalogus archiepiscoporum Gnesnensium and the Vitae episcoporum Cracoviensium; National Library of Poland, Warsaw, Poland; 1531

Aug 23 '14
iseo58:

Carved Wood and Gilt Lacquer Figure of Amida Nyorai (1300 - 1400) - Japan, 14th century.

iseo58:

Carved Wood and Gilt Lacquer Figure of Amida Nyorai (1300 - 1400) - Japan, 14th century.

Aug 22 '14
vauxvintage:

Lover’s eyes are hand-painted portraits on ivory which were popular in England between the 1780s and 1830s.

vauxvintage:

Lover’s eyes are hand-painted portraits on ivory which were popular in England between the 1780s and 1830s.

Aug 22 '14
sacred-circle:

 Hildegard von Bingen, Der Lebenskreis (the Circle of Life)

sacred-circle:

 Hildegard von Bingen, Der Lebenskreis (the Circle of Life)

Aug 21 '14
biomedicalephemera:

Skull of Gorilla gorilla - The Western Gorilla. Front view.
Unlike many of the other Great Apes, gorillas rarely (if ever) consume non-insect meats, and even insects are a rarity in their diets. The majority of their required proteins are found in tiny quantities in their other foods, but given that an adult gorilla can consume up to 18 kg of food a day, it adds up quickly.
Though they tend to be innate conservationists in that they don’t consume enough to over-exploit an area before moving on (if they did that, it would not produce more food, and what’s the good in that?), the adult males have been observed many times completely tearing apart full-grown banana trees with their immense strength and vicious jaws, just to get at the juicy pith of the trunk. Juicy, juicy pith. Nom. 
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1904.

biomedicalephemera:

Skull of Gorilla gorilla - The Western Gorilla. Front view.

Unlike many of the other Great Apes, gorillas rarely (if ever) consume non-insect meats, and even insects are a rarity in their diets. The majority of their required proteins are found in tiny quantities in their other foods, but given that an adult gorilla can consume up to 18 kg of food a day, it adds up quickly.

Though they tend to be innate conservationists in that they don’t consume enough to over-exploit an area before moving on (if they did that, it would not produce more food, and what’s the good in that?), the adult males have been observed many times completely tearing apart full-grown banana trees with their immense strength and vicious jaws, just to get at the juicy pith of the trunk. Juicy, juicy pith. Nom. 

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1904.

Aug 18 '14

piratedistributing:

Jacob Böehme. Mystic Engravings. 1612-1624.

(Source: magictransistor)