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Study of Harry Potter and the basilisk by Jim Kay, for The Chamber of Secrets

The British Library

The British Library
London, United Kingdom

The giant basilisk is shown coiling past Harry in this striking image from The Chamber of Secrets. The beast is so huge, it is hard to tell where its body begins and ends. The dark colours of its scales are oppressive and intimidating. Harry is clutching the ruby-decorated sword of Godric Gryffindor in his hands, frozen in the air mid-swing. The basilisk’s terrible yellow eyes are streaming with blood after Fawkes the phoenix has attacked them with his beak

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  • Title: Study of Harry Potter and the basilisk by Jim Kay, for The Chamber of Secrets
  • Location: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Rights: Copyright Bloomsbury Publishing

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