Monthly Archives: June 2012

Queen of Animals

Nine card decks from the 15th century are known, two of them are usually ascribed to a goldsmith, engraver and draughtsman known only by his initials ES. In the smaller one, the four suits are helmets, coats of arms, humans, and animals. This is the Queen of Animals.

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Egg Dance…

…in Bhopal, as described by Louis Rousselet. The dancer wears a crown of eggs for the dance and rapidly moves without smashing the eggs against one another. To end the dance, she must withdraw each egg from the string delicately without disrupting the movement. Wood engraving, 1878.