Skeletons, Snakes and Lizards, oh my! Death in the Jaws of Hell. Anonymous artist. 15th century

Skeletons, Snakes and Lizards, oh my! Death in the Jaws of Hell. Anonymous artist. 15th century

Hellmouth. ‘Winchester Psalter’ or ‘Psalter of Henry of Blois’. Mid-12th century. British Library, MS Cotton Nero C IV, detail of f. 39r.

Hellmouth. ‘Winchester Psalter’ or ‘Psalter of Henry of Blois’. Mid-12th century. British Library, MS Cotton Nero C IV, detail of f. 39r.

British Library, Royal 19 B XV, detail of f. 30v (“Detail of a miniature of John witnessing frogs emerging from the mouths of a seven-headed dragon, a seven-headed beast and false prophets, illustrating Revelation 16:13.”). Apocalypse, with commentary (The ‘Queen Mary Apocalypse’), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée translated in French. England, 1st quarter of the 14th century.

British Library, Royal 19 B XV, detail of f. 30v (“Detail of a miniature of John witnessing frogs emerging from the mouths of a seven-headed dragon, a seven-headed beast and false prophets, illustrating Revelation 16:13.”). Apocalypse, with commentary (The ‘Queen Mary Apocalypse’), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée translated in French. England, 1st quarter of the 14th century.

The Beast and the Dragon, from a 14th century Apocalypse manuscript, British Library.

The Beast and the Dragon, from a 14th century Apocalypse manuscript, British Library.

Beast of the Apocalypse, ca.9th century, Valencia, Spain | WetCanvas: Medieval Bestiary: There be Dragons!

Beast of the Apocalypse, ca.9th century, Valencia, Spain | WetCanvas: Medieval Bestiary: There be Dragons!

Detail of a miniature showing the Last Judgement, from the ‘Queen Mary Apocalypse’, England (London or East Anglia), first quarter of the 14th century, Royal MS 19 B XV, f. 40

Detail of a miniature showing the Last Judgement, from the ‘Queen Mary Apocalypse’, England (London or East Anglia), first quarter of the 14th century, Royal MS 19 B XV, f. 40

Detail of a miniature of the angel with key and dragon chained, and souls in the mouth of Hell, from The Queen Mary Apocalypse, England (London or East Anglia), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Royal 19 B. xv, f. 38v

Detail of a miniature of the angel with key and dragon chained, and souls in the mouth of Hell, from The Queen Mary Apocalypse, England (London or East Anglia), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Royal 19 B. xv, f. 38v

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