August252012
studyincontrasts:

Production person Drawn by Edward Burne-Jones (biographical details | all objects) Date 1882-1898 Schools /Styles British (all objects) Description False Mercury (The Dream-god shewing happy dreams of home to sleeping mariners at sea), formerly in an album of 42 drawings, entitled ‘The Flower Book’, 1882-98; a boat carrying two passengers on a rough sea at night, Mercury in blue holding a globe in either hand and standing on the edge of the boat Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold (via British Museum - Search object details)(via cocoroachchanel)

studyincontrasts:

Production person Drawn by Edward Burne-Jones (biographical details | all objects) Date 1882-1898 Schools /Styles British (all objects) Description False Mercury (The Dream-god shewing happy dreams of home to sleeping mariners at sea), formerly in an album of 42 drawings, entitled ‘The Flower Book’, 1882-98; a boat carrying two passengers on a rough sea at night, Mercury in blue holding a globe in either hand and standing on the edge of the boat Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold (via British Museum - Search object details)

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August242012
leprocrastinateur:

lawsoffateanddeath: Theodor Kittlelson : Brook Horse.

Bäckahästen : A white horse that would appear near rivers in foggy weather. If you got onto the horse, you would not be able to get back off again. It would then jump into the river and drown you.

leprocrastinateur:

lawsoffateanddeath: Theodor Kittlelson : Brook Horse.

Bäckahästen : A white horse that would appear near rivers in foggy weather. If you got onto the horse, you would not be able to get back off again. It would then jump into the river and drown you.

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Pendant, Ta’viz~an early 17th century pendant in white nephrite jade, set with rubies and emeralds made in India or possibly Pakistan.

This amulet would have been the central pendant of a necklace and there is a hole along the top edge to accommodate the thread or chain. The ancient form probably derives from arrowhead-shaped pendants which were believed to confer protection on the wearer. This example has very intricate details and the eyes of the birds are tiny emeralds set in gold. It is made with the ‘kundan’ technique of setting precious stones into jade and other materials with tiny strips of extremely highly refined gold.

Pendant, Ta’viz~an early 17th century pendant in white nephrite jade, set with rubies and emeralds made in India or possibly Pakistan.

This amulet would have been the central pendant of a necklace and there is a hole along the top edge to accommodate the thread or chain. The ancient form probably derives from arrowhead-shaped pendants which were believed to confer protection on the wearer. This example has very intricate details and the eyes of the birds are tiny emeralds set in gold. It is made with the ‘kundan’ technique of setting precious stones into jade and other materials with tiny strips of extremely highly refined gold.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk, via )

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lovesbabysoft:

Cupid as a Link Boy  by Sir Joshua Reynolds

lovesbabysoft:

Cupid as a Link Boy  by Sir Joshua Reynolds

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August232012
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ponderful:

Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) - Sun and Wind, c.1914

ponderful:

Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) - Sun and Wind, c.1914

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ancientpeoples:

Marble grave stele of a little girl
Classical Greek (450-440 BC)
Height: 80 cm
The dead girl is shown saying farewell to her pet doves. Her peplos (dress) is unbelted and falls open at the side. It is a beautifully carved stele, particularly the girls hair and the haunting expression on her face. This piece was found on Paros in 1785. A beautiful and poignant piece.  
Source:The Metropolitan Museum of Art

ancientpeoples:

Marble grave stele of a little girl

Classical Greek (450-440 BC)

Height: 80 cm

The dead girl is shown saying farewell to her pet doves. Her peplos (dress) is unbelted and falls open at the side. It is a beautifully carved stele, particularly the girls hair and the haunting expression on her face. This piece was found on Paros in 1785. A beautiful and poignant piece.  

Source:The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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For when all is said and done, we each share the mystery. We live with the miraculous and try to interpret it with our data correctors or our faith healers.Ray Bradbury, whose bittersweet 92nd birthday we celebrate today just months after his death, on science vs. religion (via explore-blog)

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