Bones are beautiful


A crocodile (I would assume Crocodylus niloticus) from William Cheselden's Osteographia.

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Speaking of beautiful bones... and not much off topic, actually, if you will indulge:

A year or so ago (memory fails), I stumbled on a website for an art gallery. It may have been Russian, or maybe the artist was (again, memory fails). The particular show, though, was a stunning set of lithographs of skeletons. Beautiful, detailed anatomical prints of skeletons. Of mythical beasts. Skeletons of Gryphons, Sirens, Gorgons, and others, as if meant for a Natural History Museum.

If any of your readers can find this collection anywhere (I have tried), I guarantee you will find it fascinating.

That sounds wonderful, Anon! I had never heard of it before (nor do I know if anyone else has seen it), but I'm sure it was a beautiful exhibit. One of these days I have to remember to sign up for a tour at the AMNH and check out some of the old skeleton mounts that are no longer on display; there are some really amazing mounts locked away that are only brought out every once in a while.