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egypt-museum:The RamesseumView of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II, The Ramesseum, West Thebes.

egypt-museum:

The Ramesseum

View of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II, The Ramesseum, West Thebes.

egypt-museum:Statue of Ramesses IIIA Canaanite-made sculpture of Ramesses III, made from more co

egypt-museum:

Statue of Ramesses III

A Canaanite-made sculpture of Ramesses III, made from more coarse materials than those made in Egypt. This piece is now in the Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem.

Photo:Luke Tress

met-ancient-art:Panel with a youth grasping a tree; winged sun disc above, Metropolitan Museum of

met-ancient-art:

Panel with a youth grasping a tree; winged sun disc above,Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ancient Near Eastern Art


Rogers Fund, 1959Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Ivory

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/324925

whosthatknocking:Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawawhosthatknocking:Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawawhosthatknocking:Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawawhosthatknocking:Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawawhosthatknocking:Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawa

whosthatknocking:

Shichinin no samurai | Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawa


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met-ancient-art:Relief panel, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ancient Near Eastern ArtGift of John D.

met-ancient-art:

Relief panel,Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ancient Near Eastern Art


Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1931Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Gypsum alabaster

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/322595

artist-courbet:The Source of the Lison, 1866, Gustave CourbetMedium: oil,canvas

artist-courbet:

The Source of the Lison, 1866,Gustave Courbet


Medium: oil,canvas
konstantin-korovin:Set Design for the opera Windsor gossips, 1888, Konstantin Korovin

konstantin-korovin:

Set Design for the opera Windsor gossips, 1888,Konstantin Korovin

artist-matisse:Toboggan, from Jazz, Henri Matisse, 1947, Art Institute of Chicago: Prints and Draw

artist-matisse:

Toboggan, from Jazz, Henri Matisse, 1947,Art Institute of Chicago: Prints and Drawings


The tumbling figure in Toboggan appeared in one of Matisse’s earlier designs for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo.Simeon B. Williams Fund
Size: 422 × 328 mm (sheet, folded); 422 × 655 mm (sheet, unfolded)
Medium: Color pochoir with gouache and photolithograph in black (recto); photolithograph in black on ivory wove paper (verso)

https://www.artic.edu/artworks/230709/

egypt-museum:Seated Statues of Rahotep and NofretRahotep might have been a son of King Sneferu and t

egypt-museum:

Seated Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

Rahotep might have been a son of King Sneferu and thus, a brother of King Khufu. He held the titles of High Priest of Ra at Heliopolis, General of the Army, and Chief of Constructions. He is seen here wearing a short kilt, short hair, a fine mustache, and a heart-shaped amulet around his neck.

Rahotep’s wife, Nofret, is described as “the one acquainted to the king.” She is seen wearing a shoulder-length wig, decorated with a floral diadem and a broad collar. Her natural hair can be seen under the wig. We recognize the distinction in the skin coloring of the two statues: reddish brown for the man and cream wash for the woman. This was an artistic convention followed throughout ancient Egyptian history.

The colors are well preserved and the faces have realistic expressions. The torchlight reflecting on the inlaid eyes of these two statues caused the workmen who first gazed at them to be afraid

Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. CG 3, 4

classicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd centclassicalmonuments:Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria2nd century - 3rd cent

classicalmonuments:

Funerary Temple (tomb number 86)

Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria

2nd century - 3rd century CE

Located in the northwestern periphery of the ancient city of Palmyra , at the end of the main colonnaded street, is a remarkable funerary temple. Surprisingly little is known about this temple tomb, as no inscriptions have been discovered, but it is believed to date from the late second or early third century. This particular style of tomb represents the later stages of Palmyrene funerary architecture, following the earlier underground and tower tombs. Being the only tomb found within the city walls, the shrine may have been connected to the royal family. It is often referred to as tomb number 86, based on archaeologist Michal Gawlikowski’s catalogue.

The building features a well-preserved portico supported by six columns with Corinthian capitals. The portico preceded a large room with steps leading to burial chambers located underneath. The southwest and northwest walls of the funerary temple  were reconstructed during modern restorations, while the portico has survived throughout the centuries. Around the portico are elaborate stone carved decorations including grapevines and floral patterns. The stunning location with the mountaintop Qalaat Shirkuh as a backdrop makes this monument particularly picturesque.

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linguisten:Topic day #233: Endangered Languages VII

linguisten:

Topic day #233: Endangered Languages VII

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zachsanomaiy:

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If you had told me a year ago..

School books better report this year accurately

konstantin-korovin:A Street in Vichy, 1911, Konstantin KorovinMedium: oil,canvas

konstantin-korovin:

A Street in Vichy, 1911,Konstantin Korovin


Medium: oil,canvas
thatshowthingstarted:White Horse of Uffington, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England,The Uffington Whi

thatshowthingstarted:

White Horse of Uffington, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England,

The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure 110 m (360 ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.

The figure has long been presumed to date to “the later prehistory” – the Iron Age (800 BC–AD 100) or the late Bronze Age (1000–700 BC). 

theancientwayoflife:

~ Hand-Shaped Stamp.

Place of origin: Mexico, Puebla, Las Bocas

Culture: Olmec

Date: 1000–600 B.C.

Medium: Slip-painted ceramic