Clock faces
Drawing of a clock with 2 faces, from “On Clocks” in Olaus Magnus’ _Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples)_. From Wikipedia Commons.

I just loved this double clock face. It gave me several ideas for artworks, so I thought it would also be a good image to share will all of you. It’s from Olaus Magnus’ famous Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples), which was printed in Rome in 1555. A combination of history and folklore about Sweden, it achieved the 16th c. equivalent of best seller status; It was translated from Latin into Italian, German and English, and was also issued in several ‘abridged’ versions.

Click on the image to see it or download it full-sized. I found this copy of the print on Wikipedia Commons.
Peace,
Bekka
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Providencia Delsordo
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Great stuff, do tell me when you post something like this!

November 4th, 2010 at 08:17 (8:17 am)