1:01 pm - Tue, Mar 18, 2014
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Vladimir Zuev, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
2:01 pm - Mon, Mar 17, 2014
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Statue of Pan and the she-goat on display at the ‘Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ exhibition: British Museum. On loan from the Museum in Naples where it is normally kept behind a curtain with an age restriction of fourteen. This was not thought necessary by the British Museum curators.
The ancient statue was unearthed from the Villa dei Papiri in 1752 and the King and Queen of Naples and all the court were present as it was brought to light . They were horrified when they saw what it depicted as a contemporary report explains:
“Amidst a flotilla of courtiers in silks and befurred velvet finery, Charles and his Prussian wife Queen Maria Amalia arrived in a rustling, stately procession and took their seats on folding chairs. From the bowels of the earth the carved white marble group of two embracing figures, which Weber had found in the Great Peristyle, appeared at the mouth of the tunnel, borne upon a litter carried by prison labourers. A shiver of excitement rippled through the court. Already the dainty turn of that horn revealed the prized Greek look. When the whole sculpture group hoved into view two heads could be seen and two bodies. One seemed to be a man of sorts, though at closer look he wore two small horns on his head. He gazed fondly into the female’s languid marble eyes. For locked in his embrace was a female goat, surely the prettiest in the flock, whom he was in the act of penetrating.”
The King was so shocked that he ordered the excavation to be halted and the statue was thereafter hidden away and kept under lock and key in the gabinetto segreto. It was not actually viewable to the general public until the year 2000. More on its subsequent history here:
http://enfolding.org/pan-disreputable-objects-of-pagan-licentiousness/
Photo credit: www.flickr.com/photos/deemac/

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Statue of Pan and the she-goat on display at the ‘Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ exhibition: British Museum. On loan from the Museum in Naples where it is normally kept behind a curtain with an age restriction of fourteen. This was not thought necessary by the British Museum curators.

The ancient statue was unearthed from the Villa dei Papiri in 1752 and the King and Queen of Naples and all the court were present as it was brought to light . They were horrified when they saw what it depicted as a contemporary report explains:

“Amidst a flotilla of courtiers in silks and befurred velvet finery, Charles and his Prussian wife Queen Maria Amalia arrived in a rustling, stately procession and took their seats on folding chairs. From the bowels of the earth the carved white marble group of two embracing figures, which Weber had found in the Great Peristyle, appeared at the mouth of the tunnel, borne upon a litter carried by prison labourers. A shiver of excitement rippled through the court. Already the dainty turn of that horn revealed the prized Greek look. When the whole sculpture group hoved into view two heads could be seen and two bodies. One seemed to be a man of sorts, though at closer look he wore two small horns on his head. He gazed fondly into the female’s languid marble eyes. For locked in his embrace was a female goat, surely the prettiest in the flock, whom he was in the act of penetrating.”

The King was so shocked that he ordered the excavation to be halted and the statue was thereafter hidden away and kept under lock and key in the gabinetto segreto. It was not actually viewable to the general public until the year 2000. More on its subsequent history here:

http://enfolding.org/pan-disreputable-objects-of-pagan-licentiousness/

Photo credit: www.flickr.com/photos/deemac/

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Govard Bidloo and Gerard de Lairesse - Gastrointestinal system, from Anatomia humani corporis, 1685

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Govard Bidloo and Gerard de Lairesse - Gastrointestinal system, from Anatomia humani corporis, 1685

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2:01 pm - Sun, Mar 16, 2014
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Richard Sica
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Artwork from Wrathprayer - The Sun of Moloch: The Sublimation of Sulphur’s Essence Which Spawned Death and Life (2012)
2:01 pm - Sat, Mar 15, 2014
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Nicola Samori, luce della ragione - 2011
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Ex libris by Ivan Rusachek for Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, Etching 
2:01 pm - Fri, Mar 14, 2014
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Hell, detail of the greed at Last Judgement - Taddeo Di Bartolo 1394 ca.

Hell, detail of the greed at Last Judgement - Taddeo Di Bartolo 1394 ca.

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Sabbath de sorciers, detail - Illustration to the second edition of Pierre de Lancre’s “Tableav de l’inconstance des mauvais anges et demons”, 1613.

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Sabbath de sorciers, detail - Illustration to the second edition of Pierre de Lancre’s “Tableav de l’inconstance des mauvais anges et demons”, 1613.

2:01 pm - Thu, Mar 13, 2014
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British Library, Harley 2953, f 20 (Full-page miniature of the Triumph of Death, probably added). Psalter. Germany (S., Augsburg?), 1st half of the 16th century.

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British Library, Harley 2953, f 20 (Full-page miniature of the Triumph of Death, probably added). Psalter. Germany (S., Augsburg?), 1st half of the 16th century.

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