József Erdős

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advert of IBUSz Rt. (Idegenforgalmi, Beszerzési, Utazási és Szállítási Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság) - Travel Office - Plattensee Balaton programme. 1980's

The exhibition also features an amazing print showing several men measuring a beached whale on a Dutch beach, another illustration of a great beast that was now the object of scientific scrutiny rather than passive wonder.  Contrast this whale with illustrations from two thirteenth-century bestiaries in the collection of the British Library and you can easily see the difference of attitude.  The two medieval whales are depicted in standard fashion as ” islands”, based on the legend of Saint…

Whales: Anonymous after Hendrick Goltzius, Stranded Whale at Zandvoort, Harvard Art Museum, Light Outerbridge Collection, Richard Norton Memorial Fund;

Traveling the Silk Road Educator's Guide | American Museum of Natural History - copyright

Traveling the Silk Road. This Sogdian carving depicts a heavily laden camel, along with powerful horses for which the Chinese traded silk.