Clare Gibson


Symbols enthusiast, writer and editor. Author of books on symbols, as well as on art historical, historical and other subjects.

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A symbolism #shelfie

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A winged death’s head (symbol of death and resurrection) spotted on a gravestone in Fordwich, Kent

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How funny! No, it’s English, just flipped; here it is the right way around

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A mandrake root, 1500–1700, in the , ( resembling Goya’s Saturn (& son)

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A likeness noted by : Krishna/Garuda & ’s Harry Potter/Buckbeak

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#London2012 A combination of Olympic and British royal symbols aboard the Gloriana at Hammersmith this morning:

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Going against the flow on the Thames. #DiamondJubilee

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Here’s a swastika on the mitre of Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs, bishop of Coventry (effigy pic courtesy of )

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The Giotto Devil: horns (one especially dark grey), ear, prominent nose and chin… Maybe this screen grab will clarify.

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Griffin = ‘Greif’ in German, while ‘greifen’ = ‘to grab’ in English, as exemplified in Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

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Apologies for my recent Twitter neglect; I have been otherwise occupied admiring Ceres, and other Wealden wonders.

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A strange resemblance: a candlestick in Aisha Gaddafi’s mansion (AP) and the alchemical hand of the philosophers (from Chymische Schriften, 1773, Hollandus).

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