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19c 8-leg walking doll

Something about this doll resonates inside my heart of Edward-Gorey-and-Tim-Burton hearts. Rare early nineteenth century walking doll with eight legs that rotate like a wheel.

taxidermy cat hat

The Hair Hall of Fame: Puss- A stuffed cat for a hat- taxidermy in the Victorian era

late 1800's: Baby Jesus on the thumb; St. Joseph on the index finger; the Virgin Mary on the middle finger; St. Joachim (Mary's father) on the fourth finger; and St. Anne (Mary's mother) on the pinkie.

The All-Powerful Hand, The ancient symbol of a protective hand is common to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The five small figures atop the fingers are: Baby Jesus on the thumb; Joseph on the index finger; the Virgin Mary on the middle finger;

Joseph Shuldiner: Art, Food, Life - brian w. ferry

Joseph Shuldiner studio by brian ferry Wall art doesn't mean just paintings and prints

This is an amazing Surgical suture sampler, circa 18th century, from the Zurich Medical History Museum in Switzerland.

Surgical suture sampler, circa century, from the Zurich Medical History Museum in Switzerland. Just look at the variety of stitch techniques and detail, all appropriate for different anatomical regions and types of injury.

Marc Bourlier

artist: Marc Bourlier title: La Lune est Pleine (The Moon is Full), 2010 inventory: media: Driftwood, linen string


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