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Sacrificial Pelican – supporting image for the bird (Christ) killing the snake (Satan)

The pelican was a very popular image in medieval illuminate manuscripts and bestiaries. The iconic image showed a mother pelican piercing her own chest with her beak to…

Philosophy and the Seven Liberal Arts – supporting image for the Ladder of Virtues

Another piece from the Hortus Deliciarum by Herrad of Landsberg. The Hortus Deliciarum was an illuminated encyclopedia that began in 1167 as a tool for novices at the…

The Third Horseman – supporting image for “the Beast of the Sea”

This is another scene from the Apocalypse Tapestry in Angers, France. It is a huge medieval set of tapestries made in great detail and size from 1377-1382. It…

Victory of the Lamb over the King – supporting image for the bird killing the snake

This piece is a supporting image for “the bird (Christ) killing the snake (Satan),” it is also from the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liebana; an…

“Tapestry of the Apocalypse” in Angers, FR. – supporting image for “the Beast of the Sea”

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a huge medieval set of tapestries made in France from 1377-1382. It shows the story of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation by…

Early Blockbook Image of the Seven-headed Beast.

This supporting image for the Beast and Dragon section of the 14th Century Tapisserie de l’Apocalypse in Angers is from the late medieval blockbook, Apocalypsis Sancti Johannes. This…

Ladder of Souls – supporting image for ‘Ladder of Virtues’

This is a mural at the Chaldon Church, dating to the 1200’s. It is done a bit later than the Ladder of Virtues done in 1167, but depicts…

The Ladder of Virtues – Harrad 1167

This piece is part of the Hortus Deliciarum, called ‘Ladder of Virtues’. The book compilation of 336 images is by Herrad of Landsberg, and she began work on…

“The Beast of the Sea” (Le Bete de la Mer) from Tapestry of the Apocalyps

This medieval tapestry, La Bête de la Mer, is one piece of the Tapisserie de l’Apocalypse in Angers, France, and it illustrates a scene from the Book of…

Bird (Christ) killing the snake (Satan)

This is a piece from Commentary on the Apocalypse by Saint Beatus of Liébana. He lived from c.730 to c.800, and this work was done in 776. He…

Preliminary description of the Ladder to Heaven

This image shows people falling off a ladder, with skinny demons shooting arrows both at humans and the angels at the top of the ladder who appear unable…

Preliminary Description of the 7 Headed Beasts

This image is striking for its strong contrast in both value and complementary colors with a very dark blue background and light, bright orange figures. The two central…

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