Pergamon Altar. Probably the twins Castor and Pollux
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. North frieze. Probably the twins Castor and Pollux. Castor is being grabbed from behind by a Giant who bites him in the arm and his brother hastens to his assistance. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
North American beaver, Castor canadensis
North American beaver, Castor canadensis, and rakali or water-rat, Hydromys chrysogaster. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Massard, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans