Engraving of the natal scene of Mary Toft, a twenty-five year old woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits, ca. 1726. Eventually it was revealed as a hoax; Toft had inserted parts of rabbits inside of herself and then feigned birth.
Medieval binding fragment, Yale Law Library
Taizo-kai Mandara (Mandala)
A detail by Rogier Van der Weyden
my ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass,
my music the lowing of herds as they pass;
my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones,
my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones.
— allen mccanless (cowboy poet), 1885