Detail from a scene of Kadmos and the Drakon. Aphrodite, with mirror in hand, watches from heaven as her son-in-law Kadmos confronts the Drakon. Paestan Red Figure, ca 360 - 340 BC, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
oldbookillustrations: Back cover from Histoire d’un hôtel de ville et d’une cathédrale (History of a city hall and of a cathedral), written and illustrated by E. Viollet-Le-Duc, Paris, 1878. (Source: archive.org)