Game of Chess with Peacock and Dog. detail. Flemish 1338-44. bodl_Bodl.264, originally uploaded by tony harrison.
A photo blog of inspirations and ideas for chimerical constructions. Favorite fragments from illuminated manuscripts, marginalia, antique book pages, classical drawings and paintings of sirens, griffins, majestic felines, fantastical birds, angels, demons, obscure beasties and other mythical creatures.