nemfrog:

Fish and squid. Apulische Vasenbilder des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin. 1845. Apulian painted vase detail. 

Heidelberg University

nemfrog:

A centaur and soldier face off. Apulische Vasenbilder des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin. 1845. Apulian painted vase detail. 

Heidelberg University

egypt-museum:

Necklace of Psusennes I with Seven Threads

The necklace of King Psusennes I has seven heavy gold threads attached to a gold rectangular plaque decorated with two cartouches bearing the names of the king. The two cartouches are flanked by two seated figures; on the right is the god Amun represented with two tall feathers on his head, and on the left is the goddess Mut shown wearing the Double Crown.

The upper part of the plaque is decorated with the winged sun disk. All the plaque’s decorative elements are inlaid with semiprecious stones such as carnelian, lapis lazuli, and green feldspar. A series of gold chains of variable length are attached to the plaque and adorned with gold lotus flowers.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1047-1001 BC. From the Tomb of Psusennes I at Tanis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 85751

books0977:

Ivy Nicholson poses at the Imperial Fora, Rome, 1954. Photograph by Federico Garolla.  

Nicholson is wearing a dress by Gattinoni at the Imperial Fora (Fori Imperiali in Italian), a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and a half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the center of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.

eucanthos:

Urs Fischer  (b. 1973)

Untitled, 2011. Wax, pigments, wicks, steel. Installation dimensions variable.

Giambologna: 248 1/8 x 57 7/8 x 57 7/8 inches (630 x 147 x 147 cm)
Rudi: 77 ½ x 27 1/8 x 19 ¼ inches (197 x 69 x 49 cm)
Chair: 45 5/8 x 28 3/8 x 30 ¾ inches (116 x 72 x 78 cm)

ochyming:

Munir Fahim 

Egypt  

Nubian Bouquet, 1982 

oil on canvas, 1982
72 x 52.2cm

jareckiworld:

Milena Pavlović-Barili — Self-portrait with a Shield and Eagle    (oil on canvas, 1940)

hildegardavon:

Aleksandra Ekster, 1882-1949 

Costume design for “Salome” 1917, preparatory drawing, 40×70,1 cm

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Stavroupoli (Greece)

hauntedbystorytelling:

Jane Cowl as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra”, 1924 / src: Museum of the city of New York

hauntedbystorytelling:

Jane Cowl as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra”, 1924 / src: Museum of the city of New York