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  1. King Rajasingha II

    King Rajasingha II

    Portrait of King Rajasingha II of Kandy (1608-1687). Rajasingha II reigned from 1635 until 6 December 1687.
  2. Samson and the Lion

    Samson and the Lion

    Catacomb-Samson and the Lion. Wall-painting, c. 350-400. Via Latina Catacomb, Rome.
  3. The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini Print

    The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini Print

    The painting shows the vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini, who led a pious life of self-denial and good works (died 1326?). She kneels on the left while Christ, showing his wounds, appears on the right with the Apostles. He gives Saint John the Evangelist a book for her inscribed 'My peace I...
  4. Kublai Khan, the Emperor of the Tartars

    Kublai Khan, the Emperor of the Tartars

    Frontispiece to "The State and Government of the Great Khan of Cathay, Emperor of the Tartars". Circa 1410-1412. Kublai Khan (1215 – 1294), also known as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan, was the fifth khagan-emperor of the Mongol Empire, reigning from 1260 to 1294, although after the division of the...
  5. Giants of Kashmir

    Giants of Kashmir

    The Man in the middle is American Professor James Ricalton and the two "Giants of Kashmir". Taken in Delhi Durbar 1903. The brothers were soilders of the Maharaja of Kashmir. Their height? The taller one is 7 ft 9 inches and his brother is 7 ft 4 inches.
  6. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, tomb of Mausolus built by his widow Artemisa. Engraving by Philips Galle, after Maarten van Heemskerck, 1572
  7. Crowds watching a knight with a captured giant

    Crowds watching a knight with a captured giant

    Vintage illustration from the story Orlando Furioso. Crowds watching a knight with a captured giant. Orlando Furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando) an Italian epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto, illustrated by Gustave Dore. The story is also a chivalric romance which stemmed from a tradition beginning in...
  8. Jack Brings The Giant Prisoner To King Alfred

    Jack Brings The Giant Prisoner To King Alfred

    "Jack the Giant Killer" is a Cornish fairy tale and legend about a young adult who slays a number of bad giants during King Arthur's reign. The tale is characterized by violence, gore and blood-letting. Giants are prominent in Cornish folklore, Breton mythology and Welsh Bardic lore. In this...
  9. St. Augustine of Hippo

    St. Augustine of Hippo

    Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important...
  10. Saint Modoald also known as Romoald

    Saint Modoald also known as Romoald

    Saint Modoald, also known as Romoald, was the Frankish archbishop of Trier from 626 to 645. He is the patron saint of the Reichsabtei Helmarshausen and his liturgical feast is on 12 May.
  11. Giant door #19

    Giant door #19

    Giant doors in Paris, France.
  12. Giant door #18

    Giant door #18

    Giant doors in Lisbon, Portugal.
  13. Giant door #17

    Giant door #17

    Giant doors at some unknown location.
  14. The Adventures of Ulysses

    The Adventures of Ulysses

    Apollonio di Giovanni, The Adventures of Odysseus (1435–40), cassone front, tempera on panel.
  15. KorbenDallas

    Boyars and the Clothes of Giants

    I obviously have no means of proving that the clothing fashion you see below had anything to do with the race of giants. At the same time, long sleeves and the general baggy appearance could add to the existing circumstantial evidence collection. Source A boyar or bolyar was a member of the...
  16. Patagonians in 1764

    Patagonians in 1764

    This is quite a handsome print showing a European officer meeting with a giant Patagonian chief. Accounts of the giant race of people who lived in what is now Argentina and Chile first appeared in a handwritten account of Magellan’s around the world voyage of 1522 by Antonio Pigafetta: “One day...
  17. Giantess on Stuttgart Game Cards

    Giantess on Stuttgart Game Cards

    Stuttgart Card Game, Upper Rhine circa 1430.
  18. Mademoiselle La Pierre

    Mademoiselle La Pierre

    Young giantess Mademoiselle La Pierre. 19 years old. Royal Palace, arcade.
  19. The Ghent Altarpiece: The Pilgrims

    The Ghent Altarpiece: The Pilgrims

    This panel by Jan Van Eyck is devoted to the pilgrims who were an important feature of medieval religiosity. They are led by St Christopher the patron saint of pilgrims and travellers and according to his legend a giant. At his side stands a pilgrim wearing badges from the three great...
  20. The smoking council of Frederick William I

    The smoking council of Frederick William I

    The smoking council of Frederick William I of Prussia, c.1737/8
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