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A depiction of one of Frederik Ruysch’s skeletons, here holding two foetal “puppets” – Source (NB: this digital copy is not openly licensed, © The British Library Board)

Morbid Anatomy: Announcing a New Virtual Museum Dedicated to Frederik Ruysch Anatomical Artist, Museologist, Morbid Anatomy Patron Saint

Studies for Six Figures (sheet from a model book) [recto]

National Gallery of Art

Spinning with a distaff - from article on 15th c. spinning.

What’s so Great about a Distaff?

View of Adam Digging Soil And Eve Spinning Wool Miniature From De Casibus Virorum Illustrium Century Musee Conde Chantilly France.

other headgear ideas - Evrart de Conty , Le livre des échecs amoureux moralisés 1401 to 1500 Bibliothèque nationale de France 12148 btv1b8426258c Français 143 f14v 5

Searching for the Side-Laced Cotehardie

ΚΛΩΘΩ ΛΑΧΕΣΙΣ ΑΤΡΟΠΟΣ “de troys deesses fees lesquelles scelon le poete ont a ordonner de la vie humaine” Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France BnF, Français fol.

La Triple Diosa: La Doncella, La Madre y La Anciana.

Celtic, Norse, and Pagan Wall Plaques Maiden Mother Crone Triple Goddess Plaque: Wood Finish Resin measures in height.

Il Cavaliere del re. Seconda parte

Il Cavaliere del re. Seconda parte

Another image of the Fates at work.

The fates in Greek mythology could be the witches because in way they control the events of the play by telling their prophecies.

►Greek Mythology: "The Moirae" ("The Three Fates")

Greek Mythology: “The Moirae” (“The Three Fates”).-

A drawing of the Three Fates spinning the thread of life was chosen by Moore and his wife as being particularly apt for a tapestry.