devils waiting for the Last Judgement     Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 67v )

devils waiting for the Last Judgement Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 67v )

Detail of the Last Judgement fresco at Saint Martin church in Sillegny, Lorraine, France, 15th c.

Detail of the Last Judgement fresco at Saint Martin church in Sillegny, Lorraine, France, 15th c.

Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, f. 98r (‘Lucifer accompanied by lesser devils’). Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur. France, c. 1450-1470

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, f. 98r (‘Lucifer accompanied by lesser devils’). Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur. France, c. 1450-1470

Nuribotoke / 塗仏 (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi. They are portrayed as similar in appearance to the Buddha but with largely bloated stomachs and occasionally having a catfish's tail.

Nuribotoke / 塗仏 (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi. They are portrayed as similar in appearance to the Buddha but with largely bloated stomachs and occasionally having a catfish's tail.

hunchbackrainbow by Public Domain Review, via Flickr   selection of wonderful little illustrations found in a Book of Hours attributed to an artist of the Ghent-Bruges school and dating from the late 15th century. In the pages without full borders the margins have been decorated with an array of different images depicting flowers, birds, jewellery, animals, household utensils and these superb rainbow-coloured ‘grotesques’

hunchbackrainbow by Public Domain Review, via Flickr selection of wonderful little illustrations found in a Book of Hours attributed to an artist of the Ghent-Bruges school and dating from the late 15th century. In the pages without full borders the margins have been decorated with an array of different images depicting flowers, birds, jewellery, animals, household utensils and these superb rainbow-coloured ‘grotesques’

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