ceole

ceole, f.n: throat, gullet; also referring to the back or roof of the mouth. (CHEH-ol-uh / ˈtʃɛɔ-lə)

Medieval manuscript illustration of an angel turning a key in a door in the frame that fills the page; within the frame is a monstrous mouth open wide and filled with demons tormenting humans; the monstrous head itself has the heads of many other monstrous creatures emerging from it.
Winchester Psalter; England (Winchester), 12th/13th century; British Library, Cotton MS Nero C IV, f. 39r. [bl.uk]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.