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Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion, copy E, object 6 (Bentley 6, Erdman 6, Keynes 6)

Sector E
plate Illustration:

Los appears as a blacksmith in his shop, with large tongs (left), hammer and anvil (between his legs), bellows (behind him to the right), and flaming, smoking forge (left). Los, a nude male with short, curly hair, holds his hammer as he straddles an anvil that sits on the stone floor in the center of the design. He looks up toward his spectre, a dark, bat-winged figure who hovers in the flames above. Only the head, arms, upper back, and wings of this figure are visible: he flies in a prone position with the top and rear of his head toward the viewer. His head appears to be bald. He looks straight down at Los while holding his hands to his ears. The links of a massive chain extend from the floor to the bottom of the bellows and from the top of the bellows under the wing of the spectre.

Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: male, nude, short hair, curly hair, straddling, facing left, sitting, leg drawn up, leg extended backward, legs spread, knee, feet, head bent back, head up, looking, holding, hammer, genitals, blacksmith, Los, arms bent, arm bent upward, arm down, hand resting, bending right, leaning

Los, a nude male with short, curly hair, appears as a blacksmith at his forge. He holds his (phallic) hammer between his legs, his right hand resting on the head below, his left up to rest on the end of the handle. He straddles an anvil with his right leg drawn up, his right foot resting on the lower step of the anvil, and his left leg extended back and to the side. Seen in profile facing left, he raises his head to look up toward the spectre who hovers directly overhead.

Component (Sector E)

Keywords: spectre, male, bald, spiky, bat-winged, bat, hands to ears, head down, looking, facing down, flying, arms bent, palms vertical, prone, ribs, spine, wing

A dark, bat-winged spectre hovers in the flames directly above Los. His vast, spiky wings are sectioned by ribs that extend from shoulder to wingtip. Only the head, arms, upper back, and wings of the spectre are visible: he hovers or flies in a prone position with the top and rear of his head toward the viewer. His head appears to be bald. Holding his hands to his ears, he looks straight down at Los.

Component (Sector D)

Keywords: chain, bellows

Very large bellows, partly visible, rest on the forge behind Los to the right, echoing the bat-like wing of the spectre above. The links of a massive chain, presumably used to operate the bellows, extend from the floor to the bottom of the bellows and from the top of the bellows under the wing of the spectre.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: fire, smoke

The fire in the forge sends out flames and billowing smoke. The smoke extends into the upper reaches of the plate.

Component (Sector C)

Keywords: tongs

Very large tongs rest to the left of Los in front of the forge. Their pivot end rests against an invisible surface; the closed ends of their arms rest on the floor.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: stone, floor

The floor of Los's forge appears to be made of stones, and there is a rock of some sort on the floor between the anvil and his left foot. The anvil and forge itself appear to be made of stone.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: anvil

Los straddles a stone(?) anvil that consists of a broader base and a narrower top section.

Component (Sector C)

Keywords: furnace

To the left of Los is a blacksmith's forge.

Sector AB
interlinear Illustration:

Smoke from the flaming forge in the main design below billows up the right margin and, in arabesque patterns, into the divisions between stanzas. Washes behind the area of text reinforce the suggestion of smoke. The glare of flame is visible at the top right.

Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: smoke, fire

Smoke from the flaming forge in the main design below billows up the right margin and, in arabesque patterns, into the divisions between stanzas. Washes behind the area of text reinforce the suggestion of smoke. The glare of flame is visible at top right.
 
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