Image Description: Rising out on pale roots from a large cluster of leaves and ferns that curled and spread, veiny, is a cracked puppet with ridged ball joints and a ram's head stuck atop the neck. Its chest is cut open, and reveals a ribcage with too many thin, cracked ribs. Around the ram's head is a halo of curling thorns. Its wrists are wrapped in red strings, puppeteered by two floating, robed figures -- an antelope-headed one on the left, and a canid-headed one on the right. Around the bottom edges of the image, the plant leaves bleed into languidly swirling veins. End ID.


Prairial CCXXX, gouache on paper.

Or something like that.

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