Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

Art from ancient times was a lot more clever than I'd thought.

Take, for instance, the Killer Bunny that showed up throughout illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages.

This is too much fun not to share: A joust between a dog and a bunny, one riding a snail (with a human head) and the dog riding a bunny who just now seems to realize what's up. I kid you not:



Perhaps you remember the Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:



Turns out they weren't the first to fear killer bunnies! Run away, run away!



For more on the Killer Bunny, see The Sexy Codicology Blog.

Now let's go back another thousand years to the "Siberian Princess," whose tattoos have recently been revealed in their full glory:



Those are the reconstructions, but you can see the originals and more drawings in the full article. Wow, who knew people got such amazing skin-art 2500 years ago?

Lunch break's over - back to grading final projects!

Best,
Chris
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