This insanely beautiful thing is made of paper. It's 15x10 cms and survived the French Revolution in a nun's pocket!
Melibeus on Twitter: "Nature forging a baby @BLMedieval Harley 4425 f. 140 https://t.co/hSyFIpcE9m"
Stretching device which claimed to increase height by 2 to 6 inches, 1931
Book flask, ca. 1740-50, British, Staffordshire, salt-glazed stoneware
Skeleton bearing wine jugs, 1st cent mosaic from Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum
Spooky ring worn by Thomas Burwell at funeral of his uncle, physician Baldwin Hamey, 1676. Birmingham Museums
X-ray of a bat, Wellcome Collection
A baby rattle from the 1540s. The tip is a wolf canine for babies to press against teething gums to ease pain!
Fit for a Falcon 17thc falcon's hood | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum