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A winged death’s head (symbol of death and resurrection) spotted on a gravestone in Fordwich, Kent
@GettyMuseum How funny! No, it’s English, just flipped; here it is the right way around @DebEBlack
A mandrake root, 1500–1700, in the @sciencemuseum, (http://bit.ly/Rl5uyP) resembling Goya’s Saturn (& son)
A likeness noted by @HeatherDouglass: Krishna/Garuda http://bit.ly/Q7GeAy & @jk_rowling’s Harry Potter/Buckbeak
#London2012 A combination of Olympic and British royal symbols aboard the Gloriana at Hammersmith this morning:
Going against the flow on the Thames. #DiamondJubilee
@JANUSZCZAK Here’s a swastika on the mitre of Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs, bishop of Coventry (effigy pic courtesy of @JubileeJude)
@SarabandBooks The Giotto Devil: horns (one especially dark grey), ear, prominent nose and chin… Maybe this screen grab will clarify.
Griffin = ‘Greif’ in German, while ‘greifen’ = ‘to grab’ in English, as exemplified in Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
Apologies for my recent Twitter neglect; I have been otherwise occupied admiring Ceres, and other Wealden wonders.
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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