A Little Ass Music from Hieronymus Bosch

General History Just Plain Weird

DangerousMinds.net has provided this little gem: a college student has transcribed the musical notes painted on the butt of one of the characters in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, which is arguably the most bat-shit crazy painting of the Renaissance.

 Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
via Dangerous Minds
This is not nearly the weirdest part of this painting.

So…is this best played on an ass trumpet? Just asking.

Cassie Beyer

Medievalist historian writing about history, religion, alt-history, steampunk, occultism and occasionally pop-culture. Former Site Expert for Alternative Religions at About.com. Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


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