What a find! These are really beautiful.
I particularly like the last. It has much of the illuminated manuscript about it, but on its own terms. It's not necessary to know exactly who's fighting, crusaders or otherwise; they're fighting, as so often, over a book. Literally. But then, much of literature is fighting anyway, figuratively. Here the book comes to life as claim and, laid alongside it, counter claim. May the truth win.
All these artworks are beautiful, but I am especially fond of "bound chasm" too. I know the Simurgh through The Conference of the Birds, a Sufi mystical tale by Attar. If I ever get my act together, I'd love to do a series of posts about mythical birds on Animalarium!
Laura, I will keep my eye out for such things for you! Will