The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. Creator: Unknown
The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. At the time of the great deluge aeons ago, many treasures— including amrita, the nectar of immortality—were lost beneath the primordial ocean. Gods and demons still jockeying for power decided to raise these powerful objects from the watery depths. They harnessed the serpent Vasuki as a rope to turn Mount Mandara and Vishnu assumed his tortoise avatar to support the giant pivot. The demons, tricked into pulling the head of the snake, were weakened by its poisonous breath. Here, many of the treasures have already been raised and are visible in the sky, while Vishnu is seen twice, below and atop the peak.
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'Certain City macaronis drinking asses' milk', c1770. Artist: Anon
'Certain City macaronis drinking asses' milk', c1770. A woman with her hand round an ass's neck handing out mugs of milk to finely dressed men, whilst a laughing figure behind the woman points towards them.
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Milkman, North London, 1926-1927. Artist: McLeish
Milkman, North London, 1926-1927. Milkman delivering 'London's safest milk'. Most people didn't have fridges at this time. Illustration from Wonderful London, volume I, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, published by Amalgamated Press (London, 1926-1927).
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