Illustrations from a 1775 book about magic and demonology, Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros. Anno Noli me tangere. “Noli me tangere” means “Do not touch me”.
blue - fish - Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in
Español: Mano Poderosa English: The All-Powerful Hand Alternative title(s): English: The Five Persons Español: Las Cinco Personas Date: century Oil on metal (possibly tin-plated iron) Dimensions × cm Current location: Brooklyn Museum
medieval: “ Detail of a miniature of an owl being mobbed by other birds. From a bestiary, England, quarter of the century, Harley MS f. ” In spite of his great haircut, this owl is attacked by other birds.