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Fornicating With The Devil Dragon

Found at In/Tox:

The biblical dragon Leviathan was identified with the Devil and Witches were represented submitting to their Master in the form of a dragon

Hans Baldung Grien

(16th century)

I’m not sure what side the cherubs or cherub-esque beings are on… They seem less than angelic. And if they are supposed to be acting in defiance or as lofty appeal, they appear impotent. The one certainly has the childlike fascination with noses. “Got your nose, Leviathan.”

Related: About the artist
More: Sacred and Profane: Christian Imagery and Witchcraft in Prints by Hans Baldung Grien

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