John A W Lock wrote:
> A (comparatively) recent example was the set done by Ralph Steadman for
> the English National Opera's production of "Orpheus in the Underworld" in
> which entrance to Hades was obtained by passing through the guard dog
> Cerberus' mouth (well, one of them)and out through his bottom. I thought
> wonderfully original at the time but perhaps this is where he got the idea
Jacques Combe (Paris 1946) believed Bosch's figure with the Nightjar's head
(not Nightmare as my spell checker made it!) to have been the Satan of the
sitting on his throne. He identified the figure as the Devil because he had
both feet in jugs.
In a fragment of a Last Judgement in the Pinacothek in Munich Bosch paints a
similar figure of the Devil with his back to the observer leaning back and
swallowing a body head first with only the legs visible.