omgthatdress:

Evening Cape
Bon Marché, 1895
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Evening Cape

Bon Marché, 1895

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th/18th century Material Size: Terracotta /Private CollectionCreditVotive figure of a lama (deified person), containing a relic / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

centuriespast:

Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th/18th century Material Size: Terracotta /Private CollectionCreditVotive figure of a lama (deified person), containing a relic / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

centuriespast:

Figure carved from sperm whale tooth. Holes in back of head may have been drilled for suspension. Left shoulder and arm broken off and mended with iron pins. Collected in Fiji but possibly made in Tonga.
Date Made: Before 1875
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

Figure carved from sperm whale tooth. Holes in back of head may have been drilled for suspension. Left shoulder and arm broken off and mended with iron pins. Collected in Fiji but possibly made in Tonga.

Date Made: Before 1875

Penn Museum

centuriespast:

This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.
Egypt, Abydos
Locus: Portal Temple
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1290-1224 BC
Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.

Egypt, Abydos

Locus: Portal Temple

Period: New Kingdom

Eighteenth Dynasty

Nineteenth Dynasty

Date Made: 1290-1224 BC

Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt

Penn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Censer, Seated King
4th Century AD
Maya Culture
Guatemala
Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death. The use of censers bearing the royal image may have reinforced the belief that when a ruler died he became divine. This censer is composed of two parts, the base in which the incense burned and the chimney decorated with the image of the Maya lord. This bearded figure, whose body is rather schematic in presentation, perhaps suggesting an early date, sits cross-legged wearing a richly ornamented headdress and large earspools, and holding before him what may be a royal emblem.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Censer, Seated King

4th Century AD

Maya Culture

Guatemala

Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death. The use of censers bearing the royal image may have reinforced the belief that when a ruler died he became divine. This censer is composed of two parts, the base in which the incense burned and the chimney decorated with the image of the Maya lord. This bearded figure, whose body is rather schematic in presentation, perhaps suggesting an early date, sits cross-legged wearing a richly ornamented headdress and large earspools, and holding before him what may be a royal emblem.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

(via centuriespast)

centuriespast:

GIOVANNI DA CAMPIONETomb of Cangrande della Scala (detail)c. 1333MarbleS. Maria Antica, Verona

centuriespast:

GIOVANNI DA CAMPIONE
Tomb of Cangrande della Scala (detail)
c. 1333
Marble
S. Maria Antica, Verona

newyorker:

Shortly after her mother died, Annie Marie Musselman started photographing injured animals. Here’s a look at her series “Finding Trust”: http://nyr.kr/1tCZNDa

Top: A barred owl rests in a cage during rehabilitation after being hit by a car, which injured its eye.

Bottom: A fawn is held by the clinic’s director before being examined for injuries.

corporisfabrica:

Human skulls - an infant and an adult - in profile.The field of developmental anatomy describes the structural changes an individual progresses through from fertilization to full maturity. After birth, the 44 separate bones of the newborn skull gradually fuse, forming sutures. In the adult skull above, these may be seen as a series of serrated lines across the boundaries of the cranial bones. The skull also undergoes major alterations in terms of overall shape, and teeth begin to develop. Over a period of about two years, the number of separate bones in the infant skull halve in number as they are joined together.Illustration from Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire by Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery. 

corporisfabrica:

Human skulls - an infant and an adult - in profile.

The field of developmental anatomy describes the structural changes an individual progresses through from fertilization to full maturity. After birth, the 44 separate bones of the newborn skull gradually fuse, forming sutures. In the adult skull above, these may be seen as a series of serrated lines across the boundaries of the cranial bones. The skull also undergoes major alterations in terms of overall shape, and teeth begin to develop. Over a period of about two years, the number of separate bones in the infant skull halve in number as they are joined together.

Illustration from Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire by Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery. 

(via scientificillustration)

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Pelusa doesn’t know the difference between potato chips and feminism.
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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Pelusa doesn’t know the difference between potato chips and feminism.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth