Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Luna et Mater


M0744 - M0745 - M0746

745. Luna et Mater. Luna matrem quondam fertur orasse suam ut sibi vestem texeret convenientem corpori suo. Cui illa responderit peti a se rem quam praestare nequeat, quod nulla vestis eius corpori convenire posse videatur, quae modo plena esset et globosa, modo velut in orbem dimidiari, modo quasi in circulum extenuari, postremo etiam excavari et evanescere soleat.

Luna et Mater

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Rackham images. The poor moon daughter looks very sad about not getting her new clothes!

M0745 = Perry468. Source: Camerarius 354. This is Perry 468. Compare the satyr who does not like the man who seems to blow both hot and cold, #809.

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