mythical animal reference

Collection by Kristin

Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts-BRB GUYS Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Jonah And The Whale, Jugendstil Design, Illumination Art, Book Of Kells
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Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript W.547, fol. 46r

This hymnal was completed in Constantinople on August 15, 1678 [AE 1127], by the priest Yakob Pēligratc‘i, having been commissioned by Člav, son of Nawasard, as a dedication to his sons, Astuacatur and Sahak. The structure of the hymns adheres approximately to the standard Armenian hymnal (Շաբակնոց), with minor variations in order and a few substitutions (see Sanjian in the bibliography). The book is illuminated extensively, with 38 full- and half-page polychrome miniatures against gold…

“Deer costume, book of hours, Flanders century (Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, f. Medieval Drawings, Medieval Paintings, Medieval Art, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Renaissance Kunst, Deer Costume, Book Of Hours, Principles Of Art
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Book of Hours, Marginalia, Walters Manuscript W.88, fol. 115v detail

This small Book of Hours is especially interesting for its profusion of humorous drolleries. Humans, animals, and hybrids are featured in the margins of each page of the book. The artists rendered in small scenes a variety of actions, like cooking, playing game, climbing, fishing, making music or moving the bodies in a dance. These drolleries amuse the faithful during his prayers, while showing scenes that work as metaphors of the soul fighting the vices. The original female owner seems to…

This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like swine, lived in the North Sea on Olaus Magnus’s 1539 Carta Marina, a lushly illustrated map that inspired many after it. Monster Drawing, Monster Art, Cristobal Colon America, Sea Pig, Mythical Sea Creatures, Dragons, Medieval Paintings, Sea Serpent, 17th Century Art
Mythical Sea CreaturesDragonsSea Serpent17th Century Art

The Enchanting Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps

Fictitious animals on 16th and early 17th century maps hint at how people's perception of the ocean has changed over time

Sea monsters from old maps Weird Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Sea Creatures, Kraken, Monster Tattoo, Mythological Characters, Sea Serpent, Vintage Maps, Antique Maps

World antique and bizarre maps - Beauty will save

World antique and bizarre maps, Africa, Ancient World Map, Asia, past, Europe, maps, Monsters, ocean, political, satirical map, Sea Serpents, ships

met-medieval-art: “ Shepherd and Shepherdesses, Medieval Art Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Medium: Wool warp; Medieval Tapestry, Medieval Art, Medieval Fantasy, Muse Kunst, Unicorn Tapestries, Renaissance Era, Muse Art, Rabbit Art, Art Deco Design
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Shepherd and Shepherdesses | South Netherlandish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this tapestry we witness the antics of a shepherd and two shepherdesses in the fields. An older woman grabs a shepherd and he raises his hand in protest while a younger shepherdess, at the right, also raises her arm

thephysicalisanillusion: “wallacegardens: Year of the Dragon. Illustration by Ulisse Aldrovandi, from his opus magnus Historia serpentum et draconum ” Dragon Medieval, Medieval Art, Illustrations Harry Potter, Dragons, Dragon Illustration, Year Of The Dragon, Illuminated Manuscript, Mythical Creatures, Tarot
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Ulisse Aldrovandi

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Rhino and a Unicorn from Medieval Manuscript Das Tierbuch des Petrus Candidus (Animal Book, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Illustrations, Illustration Art, Mythological Animals, Sphinx, Unicorn Art, Magical Creatures
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Nashorn und 'echtes' Einhorn

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Vintage mermaid sketch -- This 1805 illustration (artist unknown) from the Waseda University Theater Museum shows a mermaid that was reportedly captured in Toyama Bay. According to the accompanying text, the creature measured meters ft) long. Japan Illustration, Mermaid Illustration, Illustration Artists, Mermaid Sketch, Mermaid Art, Scary Mermaid, Mermaid Paintings, Tattoo Mermaid, Japanese Prints
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Asian Mermaids (Matsyāṅganā and Ningyo)

There are two types of Asian Mermaids, including the Matsyāṅganā, originating in India, that exists within Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and the Japanese Ningyo. Believed to be the first recording of mermaids in history, Matsya (Sanskrit: मत्स्य, literally "Fish") is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish. Often listed as the first avatar in the lists of the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, Matsya is described to have rescued the first…