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Skull and Head

This is an ivory model of a skull and a human head. Worms and frogs adorn the sculpture.

Credit: Ivory model of a skull and a human head, France, undated.Science Museum, London.Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Grotesque

Hopfer (I), Daniel (1480-1536). Grotesque flat decoration with animal heads, unknown year. Rijksmuseum, public domain.

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Vintage Astronomy Sun Diagram – Hand Drawn

“The Sun and Solar Phenomena” is filled with rad illustrations and outdated facts. The exact year and artist are unknown for this vintage astronomy poster. Although, as far as sun diagrams go it is top tier considering it was all hand drawn!

Unknown. Astronomy Diagram. Wellcome Collection, Public Domain License.

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Lombrosian skull Based on Phrenology

The Lombrosian skull is named after its maker, Cesare Lombroso. Cesare was a phrenologist. Phrenology is a pseudoscience which involves the measurement of bumps on the skull to predict mental traits.

Image is from the Careggi Institute of Pathological Human Anatomy Museum. Photo was taken by Sailko and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Mysterious Armor with Equestrian Equipment

This Armor with Equestrian Equipment is dated sometime between the late 18th century to the 19th century. It is from China but has no further background information – making it quite a mystery.

Unknown. Mysterious Armor with Equestrian Equipment. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain License.

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Vishnu On A Bird

Vishnu, also known as Narayana and Hari, is the Hindu god of preservation, reality, and karma. And apparently he uses a bird for transportation! Read more about Vishnu at Wikipedia. The artist and date is unknown, it does look rather old though.

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

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Five Handed Siamese Twins

Unknown year and author. However, something known – this image is from ‘Philosophical Transactions’, at the Royal Society of London. I found it in the Wellcome Library under the keyword ‘abnormalities’.

Skeleton of Siamese twins.

Image source. The Wellcome Collection by the Wellcome Library, London. Copyrighted under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

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Death with Sandglass

The Grim reaper looks rather cheery! His happy face and pose makes him look like he is about to break out in dance at any moment.

This statue is from the History Museum of Basel. It’s creator and age is unknown. The Photography is by Vassil. No known copyright restrictions.

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Moon By Hans Thoma

The creation date is unknown. However, Hans lived from 1839 to 1924, so it is between then. “Mond” is German for “Moon”.

Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License.

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The Green Man Embroidery

Details and layers of flourishes. So much time and effort was put into this embroidery. It is impressive, but also very creepy. Imagine that face appearing before you in the night’s darkness.

This creepy and unique pieces was photographed by Andy Mitchell, of Glasgow UK. The file is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.