Substantial numbers of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic
sculptures, mainly in terracotta but also in brass, were produced in the region between the 11th and 15th centuries.
And there are even those who entertain us with zoomorphic
calligraphy, displaying peacocks and other works of nature.
The gold zoomorphic
mount depicts two eagles holding a fish, and may have been used as decoration on a shield
Reeves also brings a kneeling ancestor figure from the Sepik region in Papua New Guinea, with human limbs and torso crowned by a long-snouted, zoomorphic
head on top of which is balanced a gourd.
Design motifs often represented medicines that empowered or protected the wearer, either in the form of botanicals or zoomorphic
symbology of clan totems.
For instance, if the politician's face with any animal's body is depicted in a political cartoon, it would be a zoomorphic
metaphor that builds the image of that politician with reference to the particular animal and its characteristics.
Detailed instructions, complete with sample alphabets, lead you through the essentials of classic styles such as Gothic and Italic lettering, on to vintage- inspired sign writing and chalkboard design and even into the elegant, image-led worlds of illuminated capitals and zoomorphic
The film shows fish, humans, and fish-like humanoids commingling in a "zoomorphic
space--a space inhabited by more-than-human lives" (Pick 311).
Quite often in the works of the 1920s Latvian characters are endowed with repulsive, zoomorphic
qualities, such as, for instance in I.
Phytomorphic and zoomorphic
initials, capitals and rubrics in red ink; no filigree designs; cadels in black ink; brown leather over boards.