Ancient egyptian hieroglyph of Serket goddess of fertility
Ancient egyptian hieroglyph of Serket ( also known as Serqet, Selket, Selqet, or Selcis ) is the goddess of fertility, nature, animals, medicine, magic, and healing venomous stings and bites in Egyptian mythology, originally the deification of the scorpion.
Original edition from my own archives
Source : Bilder-Atlas - Ikonographische Encyklopadie 1870
© Ralf Hettler
Whitewashing the Old House 1908 by Laurits Andersen Ring
The old woman Ane has opened her window and looks into the strong sunlight to exchange a few words with Per Nilen. Brandishing his brush and bucket of whitewash he is preparing her house for spring, his eyes squinting against the glare from the white wall.
Having renovated the old school in Baldersbronde near Hedehusene, the painter moved there with his family in 1902. The old woman Ane lived just across the street and helped around the house at Ring's; she and Per Nilen appear in many of his paintings.
© PublicDomain http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Handcolored Peony Victorian Botanical Illustration
Extremely Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Victorian Engraved Botanical Illustration of the Hand Colored Peony from The American Flora, History of Plants and Wild Flowers: Their Scientific and General Descriptions, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties, Mode of Culture and Propagation. A Book of Reference for Botanists, Physicians, Florists, Gardeners and Students. Published in 1853. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored
© Craig McCausland