September 24, 2016

“The night-hag visiting the Lapland witches”, Fuseli.

“This Instrument is of an oval form, made of the bark of the fir, pine, or birch-tree, one end of which is covered with a sort of parchment dressed from the Rein-deer skin. This is loaded ith brass rings artfully fastened to it. The Conjurer then beats it upon his breast with a variety of frantic postures. After this he besmears it with blood, and draws upon it rude figures of various kinds.” ~ Matthew Consett

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