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The Pantry (1530)

Quite the collection! Know any recipes that include a skeleton as an ingredient?

Unknown Artist. The Pantry, 1530. Biblissma Portal, public domain.

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Title Page (16th Century) By Adriaen Collaert

This title page is associated with 4 people! Printmaker: Adriaen Collaert; After a design by: Jan Van der Straet; Publisher: Philips Galle; Writer: Cornelis Killiaan.

Image is from the Rijksmuseum and are under Public Domain License.

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Fool’s Head (1570) By Philip Galle

The expression on the face of this ‘fool’ is quite hilarious! The question is, are we laughing at him or with him? I guess as long as we are laughing, he is doing his job.

Image is from the North Holland Archive and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License.

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The Scold’s Bridle

A Scold’s bridle, sometimes called a witch’s bridle, a gossip’s bridle, a brank’s bridle, or simply branks, was an instrument of punishment, as a form of torture and public humiliation.

(Photo)Scold’s Bridle, 1550-1800 under (CC BY 4.0) – Credit Wellcome Collection. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0). (Art)1870 Two Scold’s Bridles under Public Domain License.

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The Fish Spits Jonah Out (1566)

“After three days and nights in the belly of the fish, the fish Spits Jonah out on land. God looks at Jonah from a cloud. The water at sea is calm and the sun is just starting up…”

Attributed to Philips Galle(printmaker), Maarten Van Heemskerck(drawing), Hadrianus Junius(writer), and Gerard de Jode(publisher).

Image is from Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.

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Ornamental Skull

By Hans Wecht. This is a decorative skull with a lovely frame. At the bottom of the image is the text “Mundanae foelicitatis glia”, which is Latin. It translates as “Worldly happiness glia”. Glia refers to the cells in the nervous system.

Image is from the Wellcome Collection and Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Visions of Chimera (1537)

This Chimera seems to be half human and half lizard. Certainly such a creature is a sight to see. It is floating gracefully in the sky.

By Pietro Aretino.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain Dedication.

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Polymelia

Polymelia is a birth defect in which an affected individual has more than the usual number of limbs. It is a type of dysmelia. The extra limb is most commonly shrunken and/or deformed.

By Marcantonio Raimondi.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain Dedication. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Rich Man In Hell

“The rich man falls into the mouth of the hell beast. In heaven poor Lazarus on the lap of God the Father.” – Image Description.

By Pieter van der Borcht (I).

Image is from the Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.

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The Triumph of Death (1562)

“Moral work that shows the triumph of Death overly worldly things, symbolized through a great army of skeletons sweeping the Earth. In the background a barren landscape appears where scenes of destruction still unfold…” – Image Description.

Bruegel the Elder, Pieter. The Triumph of Death, 1562. Prado Museum & Wikimedia Commons, public domain.