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Underworld Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 83 pictures in our Underworld collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Dante and Virgil with three-headed monster, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Dante and Virgil with three-headed monster, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

Dante and Virgil with three-headed monster, 1951. Design for illustration to Dante's "Divine Comedy". Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images

A teponaztli or two-toned drum with a horned owl carved on the side Featured Print

A teponaztli or two-toned drum with a horned owl carved on the side

A teponaztli or two-toned drum with a horned owl carved on the side. Owls were believed to be creatures of ill omen and to foretall death or misfortune with their calls. They were also associated with the Lord of the Underworld, Mictlantecuhtli and it has been suggested that this drum could have been used during funerary ceremonies. Detail. Country of Origin: Mexico. Culture: Aztec. Material Size: wood, l=19 inches. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 26

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

The small house-shaped structure is a bone house or geriten Featured Print

The small house-shaped structure is a bone house or geriten

The small house-shaped structure is a bone house or geriten. Revered ancestors were honoured by elaborate second burial ceremonies in which bodies were exhumed, cleaned, and wrapped in cloths before being placed in these memorials. Performing this rite remains crucial to a family's prestige. Country of Origin: Indonesia. Culture: Karo Batak. Date/Period: 1968. Place of Origin: North of Lake Toba, North Sumatra. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 04

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images