The Tower of Babel
A strangely skewed 18th century rendering of the “The Tower of Babel” the famous mega-structure from antiquity designed to be as tall as to touch heaven itself. Note the top of image and the falling bricks and hod carrier, according to the accompanying article a day of mourning was declared whenever a brick fell from the top of the tower, this of course due to the immense effort and time span in ferrying it up there… alas no mention of remorse for the hapless builder!
Not sure of the Artist, exact date or origin of the painting, please let me know if you do…
Image is scanned from the 70’s publication Man, Myth & Magic more about that here at Wikipedia.