Silverfish, Silverfish

Natasha Ginwala is an independent curator, writer and researcher based in the Netherlands and India.
moshita:

An 18th century hand-illustrated page from an Ottoman Turk dental book showing a molar infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the eighteenth century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. (The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in 1757.) These worms were depicted in art as dwelling with the demons of Hell and feeding upon the sinners. In a cavity on one side of the bisected tooth, Lucifer watches as two worms devour and entrap their victims. In the other half of the tooth, demons lord over a collection of human skulls. 

moshita:

An 18th century hand-illustrated page from an Ottoman Turk dental book showing a molar infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the eighteenth century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. (The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in 1757.) These worms were depicted in art as dwelling with the demons of Hell and feeding upon the sinners. In a cavity on one side of the bisected tooth, Lucifer watches as two worms devour and entrap their victims. In the other half of the tooth, demons lord over a collection of human skulls. 

centuriespast:

SUSINI, FrancescoIllustration from “Disegni e misure e regole”-DrawingGalleria degli Uffizi, Florence

centuriespast:

SUSINI, Francesco
Illustration from “Disegni e misure e regole”
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Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

steammisr:

One of the earliest statues from ancient Egypt, showing a woman dancing, or perhaps in mourning.
Naqada II

steammisr:

One of the earliest statues from ancient Egypt, showing a woman dancing, or perhaps in mourning.

Naqada II

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