Buy print-size file for commercial or other use
|305x500||65K||jpg free download|
|120x196||10K||jpg free download|
|122x200||10K||jpg free download|
|458x750||170K||jpg free download|
|719x1179||378K||jpg free download|
|1438x2357||1M||jpg free download|
Woodcut: Snake, Magic Wand, Leather Books (detail of portrait of Ebenezer Sibly). more
This vignette shows a snake climbing up a stick, perhaps a magic wand since this woodcut was in a book about astrology and magick; the wand rests againsts a pile of leather-bound books.
This is a detail from a portrait of Ebenezer Sibly, a physician of the late eighteenth century, and is actually a Rod of Askelpios, Asclepius, Æsculapius or Aesculapius, a Greek god connected to medicine and the arts of healing [Unicode: ⚕]. The scene reminded me of Harry Potter, although these are “real” magic books, not fantasy.