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funny arts, photos and living things
centuriespast:

TURNER, Joseph Mallord WilliamRain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railwaybefore 1844Oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cmNational Gallery, London

centuriespast:

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William
Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway
before 1844
Oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm
National Gallery, London

virtual-artifacts:

Dish, 1425–1450. Spanish.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.110)

virtual-artifacts:

Dish, 1425–1450. Spanish.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.110)

(centuriespastから)

centuriespast:

Andō HiroshigeJapanese, 1797 - 1858
A Young Woman Asleep Dreaming of A Visit from Her Lover, ca. 1845
Color woodcut, 14 x 8.75
Bell Gallery

centuriespast:

Andō Hiroshige
Japanese, 1797 - 1858
A Young Woman Asleep Dreaming of A Visit from Her Lover, ca. 1845
Color woodcut, 14 x 8.75
Bell Gallery
blastedheath:

Raimonds Staprans (Latvian, b. 1926), Cypress, 1985. Oil on canvas, 21.5 x 24.5 in.

blastedheath:

Raimonds Staprans (Latvian, b. 1926), Cypress, 1985. Oil on canvas, 21.5 x 24.5 in.

(theheavingsurfaceから)

nevver:

Window seat, Jim Darling

(元記事: cargocollective.com (iiiriiieから))

gurafiku:

Japanese Exhibition Poster: Blue and White Ceramics. Nomura Design Factory. 2010

gurafiku:

Japanese Exhibition Poster: Blue and White Ceramics. Nomura Design Factory. 2010

kardiologn:

Double-headed figure
Date: 2300–2200 BCE Geography: Ecuador Culture: Valdivia Medium: Ceramic
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

kardiologn:

Double-headed figure

Date: 2300–2200 BCE Geography: Ecuador Culture: Valdivia Medium: Ceramic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(centuriespastから)

virtual-artifacts:

Statuette of Wepwawet
Period: Third Intermediate Period–Late Period
Date: ca. 700–332 B.C.
Geography: Egypt
Medium: Bronze or copper alloy, gold inlay Gold

virtual-artifacts:

Statuette of Wepwawet

Period: Third Intermediate Period–Late Period

Date: ca. 700–332 B.C.

Geography: Egypt

Medium: Bronze or copper alloy, gold inlay Gold

(centuriespastから)

fablesandgables:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure
Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC
From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan

This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.
This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece. [x]

fablesandgables:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure

Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC

From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan

This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.

This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece. [x]

(centuriespastから)