26th July 2014

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Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.

Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.

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26th July 2014

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slacktivities:

jeannepompadour:

Black-robed, gold-faced muses symbolizing Drama, Tragedy and Comedy on the facade of the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania

slacktivities:

jeannepompadour:

Black-robed, gold-faced muses symbolizing Drama, Tragedy and Comedy on the facade of the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania

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26th July 2014

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the-garden-of-delights:

"Vanity" (detail) by Charles Frédéric Joseph Soulacroix (1825-1900).

the-garden-of-delights:

"Vanity" (detail) by Charles Frédéric Joseph Soulacroix (1825-1900).

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24th July 2014

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fer1972:

Today’s Classic: Joan of Arc

1. By John Everett Millais (1865)

2. By Paul Antoinede La Boulaye (1909)

3. By Eugene Thirion (1876)

4. By Hermann Anton Stilke (1843)

5. By Gaston Bussiere (1908)

6. By Adolphe-Alexandre Dillens (1852)

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24th July 2014

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thewhitespace:

Tibetan Carved Skull

thewhitespace:

Tibetan Carved Skull

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22nd July 2014

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fuckyeahrenaissanceart:



Portrait bust of Cosimo I de’ Medici 





~Benvenuto Cellini

Bronze



1545 to 1547





Museo Nazionale del Bargello , Florence, Tuscany, Italy

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Portrait bust of Cosimo I de’ Medici 
~Benvenuto Cellini
Bronze
1545 to 1547
Museo Nazionale del Bargello , Florence, Tuscany, Italy

22nd July 2014

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septagonstudios:


Emily Fundis ON TUMBLR

septagonstudios:

Emily Fundis ON TUMBLR

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19th July 2014

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catafalques:

Jules Cloquet

catafalques:

Jules Cloquet

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19th July 2014

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oldbookillustrations:

Curcuma petiolata (synonym: Curcuma cordata).
From Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l’Europe (Flowers of the Greenhouses and Gardens of Europe) vol. 5, by Charles Lemaire, Michael Scheidweiler, and Louis van Houtte, Ghent, 1848.
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oldbookillustrations:

Curcuma petiolata (synonym: Curcuma cordata).

From Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l’Europe (Flowers of the Greenhouses and Gardens of Europe) vol. 5, by Charles Lemaire, Michael Scheidweiler, and Louis van Houtte, Ghent, 1848.

(Source: archive.org)

18th July 2014

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art-of-swords:

'Revival' Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Persian
  • Measurements: overall length: 36.5 inches (925mm). Blade length: 30 inches (765mm)

This Persian straight sword is known as a ‘Revival sword’, due to the fact this type of sword reviving the use of 15th Century style Islamic straight swords.

The example is larger than most, with a blade forged from Wootz Damascus, with a central panel on each side containing intricately chiselled Quaranic verses. The forte chiselled with Qajar style animal scenes.

Both sides gold inlaid in Persian ‘Sultan (Al) Sultan Akbar Shah’, attributing the sword to the reign of Persian King, Nasr al Din Shah (1848-1896). The hilt of stylistic form, with drooping monster head quillions, and etched quaranic cartouches.

Sidenotes:

  1. The concept of “Islamic weaponry” features this unique example of that category, known among collectors as the “Persian revival sword”.
  2. Confusion arises largely from categories (such as “Islamic”) imposed by writers without proper understanding of the sword’s form, function, and historical context.

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