Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, a Torcello (Venezia)
An ivory obi-hasami netsuke of a merman. Late 19th century With a humanoid head and holding his hands over his ears, the straight fish body with a curled tail fin, and a roundel carved with a coral branch amidst waves on his stomach. On the reverse a seal in raised characters reading Koku.
Idas Hantverk: Hosor och brokor. Hosor och brokor i Maciejowski Biblen, ca 1250.
15 Different Interpretations of Hell in Art
15 Different Interpretations of Hell in Art - Hell of Boiling Excrement - Hmmm, what could be in this version of Hell that comes out of 12th century Japan? Oh, burning excrement? Kind of like suffering for an eternity in a toilet bowl – that's been brought to a boil.
Rainbow coloured beasts from 15th century Book of Hours | The Public Domain Review...the catfish are crawling forth from the muck...
Miniature of a whale and a sailing boat, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis, England (Salisbury?). Second quarter of the 13th century, British Library, Harley MS 4751, f. 69
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