Horse (Uma). Ink on Paper. Artist Soga Shôhaku, about 1770’s, Japan
If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.
However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.
Nicola Samori’s sources: original paintings on the right and Samori’s interpretation on the left.
Caravaggio - Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy
Caravaggio - John the Baptist
Jusepe De Ribera - Saint Andrew
Jusepe De Ribera - Lamentation Over the Body of Christ
Jusepe De Ribera - St Sebastian Tended by the Holy Women