August 18, 2011
villagedog:

Totem animals #19 & #20: skeleton dogs, one with upturned tail. Illustration from Buffon’s Histoire naturelle (1749–1788) - part of the Iconographia Zoologica collection at the Memory of the Netherlands digital archive.
Tangential paired reading: the tomb-like pedestals on which the dog skeletons are posed remind me of this discussion of neolithic human burials with dogs and wolves (~7000 years ago - from that vantage point, Buffon’s 18th century seems like yesterday).

dog skeleton illustration

villagedog:

Totem animals #19 & #20: skeleton dogs, one with upturned tail. Illustration from Buffon’s Histoire naturelle (1749–1788) - part of the Iconographia Zoologica collection at the Memory of the Netherlands digital archive.

Tangential paired reading: the tomb-like pedestals on which the dog skeletons are posed remind me of this discussion of neolithic human burials with dogs and wolves (~7000 years ago - from that vantage point, Buffon’s 18th century seems like yesterday).

dog skeleton illustration

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    dog skeleton illustration
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    The ‘tangential’ reading is pretty damn neat, had heard of this but never read anything in-depth on the matter.
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