Thursday, March 31, 2016

Papyrus Bear

Well, here's something illustrated papyrus which I didn't know existed. British Library Papyrus 3053 shows an bear in an arena lunging at the legs of a man, who probably just vaulted over the back of the bear.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Random drawing from manuscript.

Obviously someone used a blank page to practice, but I like this beast.

Manuscript is a Bible at St Gall. (St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek / Cod. Sang. 7 ) from the 9th century.