mythical animal reference

Collection by Kristin

Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts-BRB GUYS Principles Of Art, Medieval Art, Book Of Kells, Renaissance Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Biblical Art, Art, Jonah And The Whale, Art History

Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript W.547, fol. 46r

This hymnal was completed in Constantinople on August 15, 1678 [AE 1127], by the priest Yakob Pēligratc‘i, having been commissioned by Člav, son of Nawasard, as a dedication to his sons, Astuacatur and Sahak. The structure of the hymns adheres approximately to the standard Armenian hymnal (Շաբակնոց), with minor variations in order and a few substitutions (see Sanjian in the bibliography). The book is illuminated extensively, with 38 full- and half-page polychrome miniatures against gold…

“Deer costume, book of hours, Flanders century (Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, f. Medieval Artwork, Principles Of Art, Renaissance Art, Middle Ages, Art, Medieval Manuscript, Ancient Art, Medieval Paintings, Art History

Book of Hours, Marginalia, Walters Manuscript W.88, fol. 115v detail

This small Book of Hours is especially interesting for its profusion of humorous drolleries. Humans, animals, and hybrids are featured in the margins of each page of the book. The artists rendered in small scenes a variety of actions, like cooking, playing game, climbing, fishing, making music or moving the bodies in a dance. These drolleries amuse the faithful during his prayers, while showing scenes that work as metaphors of the soul fighting the vices. The original female owner seems to…

This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like swine, lived in the North Sea on Olaus Magnus’s 1539 Carta Marina, a lushly illustrated map that inspired many after it.

The Enchanting Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps

Fictitious animals on 16th and early 17th century maps hint at how people's perception of the ocean has changed over time

Sea monsters from old maps Mythological Characters, Sea Monsters, Ancient Maps, Mythical Monsters, Cryptozoology, Sea Creatures, Sea Map, Monster Tattoo, Weird Creatures

World antique and bizarre maps - Beauty will save

World antique and bizarre maps, Africa, Ancient World Map, Asia, past, Europe, maps, Monsters, ocean, political, satirical map, Sea Serpents, ships

met-medieval-art: “ Shepherd and Shepherdesses, Medieval Art Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Medium: Wool warp; Medieval Art, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Middle Ages, Art, Art Deco Design, Art Historian, Unicorn Tapestries, Art History, Muse Art

Shepherd and Shepherdesses | South Netherlandish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this tapestry we witness the antics of a shepherd and two shepherdesses in the fields. An older woman grabs a shepherd and he raises his hand in protest while a younger shepherdess, at the right, also raises her arm

Rhino and a Unicorn from Medieval Manuscript Das Tierbuch des Petrus Candidus (Animal Book, Medieval, Mythical Animal, Scientific Illustration, Bestiary, Mythological Animals, Illustration Art, Medieval Manuscript, Unicorn Art, Animal Book

Nashorn und 'echtes' Einhorn

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Vintage mermaid sketch -- This 1805 illustration (artist unknown) from the Waseda University Theater Museum shows a mermaid that was reportedly captured in Toyama Bay. According to the accompanying text, the creature measured meters ft) long. Sea Monsters, Illustration, Japanese Monster, Mermaid, Japanese Woodcut, Art, Mermaid Illustration, Japanese Folklore, Illustration Artists

Asian Mermaids (Matsyāṅganā and Ningyo)

There are two types of Asian Mermaids, including the Matsyāṅganā, originating in India, that exists within Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and the Japanese Ningyo. Believed to be the first recording of mermaids in history, Matsya (Sanskrit: मत्स्य, literally "Fish") is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish. Often listed as the first avatar in the lists of the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, Matsya is described to have rescued the first…