MS. Ashmole 1789, frontispiece: 'Primi Quatridui Mysterium'. The triangular figure has sentences from the Holy Scriptures inscribed in gilt letters on its blue border; within it is a diagram of the Ptolemaic system.
Dragon devouring a lizard, from Cyprianus. Ink and watercolour showing a red-winged dragon wearing a gold crown and devouring a lizard. Between the two figures is a snake entwined around a cross with a skull and crossbones at its base. From Cyprianus, 18th century. Cyprianus is also known as the Black Book, and is the textbook of the Black School at Wittenburg, the book from which a witch or sorceror gets his spells.
Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja) Period: Chola period (880–1279) Date: late 12th–early 13th century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 25 3/4 in. (65.4); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); D. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) Classification: Metalwork Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1964 Accession Number: 64.251