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cinoh:


Liturgical gloves are permitted to be worn by the Pope, Archbishops, or Cardinals on special feast days or for processions. Almost all of the surviving examples in museum collections are of knitted silk, and many are ornamented on the back of the hand with a knitted or embroidered IHS monogram in gold. The sunburst monogram seen here was popularized by Saint Bernardino of Siena in the 15th century, and it remains his primary attribute. The use of the color red may refer to rank, red indicating a cardinal, or to the feast day on which the gloves were worn. The liturgical color calendar was established in 1570 under Pious V, and dictated that white was to be worn for the celebration of mass during the Christmas and Easter seasons, violet for Advent and Lent, and red for Pentecost and Martyrs’ days as a symbol of suffering.

cinoh:

Liturgical gloves are permitted to be worn by the Pope, Archbishops, or Cardinals on special feast days or for processions. Almost all of the surviving examples in museum collections are of knitted silk, and many are ornamented on the back of the hand with a knitted or embroidered IHS monogram in gold. The sunburst monogram seen here was popularized by Saint Bernardino of Siena in the 15th century, and it remains his primary attribute. The use of the color red may refer to rank, red indicating a cardinal, or to the feast day on which the gloves were worn. The liturgical color calendar was established in 1570 under Pious V, and dictated that white was to be worn for the celebration of mass during the Christmas and Easter seasons, violet for Advent and Lent, and red for Pentecost and Martyrs’ days as a symbol of suffering.

mini-girlz:

Female Torso (Tara)
1000s
Eastern India,
Pala period, 11th century
Black chlorite
Overall - h:89.00 w:44.00 d:19.00 cm
(h:35 w:17 5/16 d:7 7/16 inches) Wt: 242
via > clevelandart.org

mini-girlz:

Female Torso (Tara)

1000s

Eastern India,

Pala period, 11th century

Black chlorite

Overall - h:89.00 w:44.00 d:19.00 cm

(h:35 w:17 5/16 d:7 7/16 inches) Wt: 242

via > clevelandart.org

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virtual-artifacts:

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

virtual-artifacts:

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

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peashooter85:

Ancient Roman marble relief panel depicting a winged penis, 1st century AD.

peashooter85:

Ancient Roman marble relief panel depicting a winged penis, 1st century AD.

(Source: flavinscorner.com, via fishstickmonkey)

ancientpeoples:

Imperial Eagle
Late Roman
4th-5th Century AD
A rare example of the gem-carver’s art is this lapis lazuli eagle, possibly the finial (top) of an imperial scepter. Lapis enjoyed great popularity in the late Roman and Early Byzantine periods as its rich purple-blue color was associated with royalty. From the 3rd century on, the emperor, often appears on coins and medallions carrying an eagle scepter, emblem of victory and authority.
Source: The Walters Art Museum

ancientpeoples:

Imperial Eagle

Late Roman

4th-5th Century AD

A rare example of the gem-carver’s art is this lapis lazuli eagle, possibly the finial (top) of an imperial scepter. Lapis enjoyed great popularity in the late Roman and Early Byzantine periods as its rich purple-blue color was associated with royalty. From the 3rd century on, the emperor, often appears on coins and medallions carrying an eagle scepter, emblem of victory and authority.

Source: The Walters Art Museum

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ancientpeoples:

Limestone dove 
Part of a larger statue (a hand is still visible on the back of the dove). It is 13cm by 8.3cm by 12.1 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch,.) 
Cypriot, Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone dove 

Part of a larger statue (a hand is still visible on the back of the dove). It is 13cm by 8.3cm by 12.1 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch,.) 

Cypriot, Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog
Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 
3rd - 1st century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog

Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 

3rd - 1st century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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aleyma:


Hinge, made in Germany in the 15th century (source).

aleyma:

image

Hinge, made in Germany in the 15th century (source).

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from89:

The beauty of science and art are embodied in what’s known as the astronomical compendium, a multipurpose, all-in-one instrument that carries numerous devices for telling the time and performing astronomical calculations. Many astronomical compendia, such as the ones housed at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy, were constructed in German lands in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

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ancientart:

Etruscan strainers at the MET.

All the shown examples date to the 6th-5th centuries BCE and are made of bronze. Strainers were were used at symposiums (drinking parties) to strain the wine or additives mixed into it.

The strainer shown in the first image is one of the most elaborate, and best-preserved, Etruscan strainer handles found to date. The MET provides the following description of this artefact:

The artist has skillfully presented a complex subject on a very small scale in the openwork square just below the handle’s attachment point. Two nude boxers appear to have just finished a bout in which one man has been knocked to his knees. Their trainer or referee holds his arms up to indicate the end of the round. On the underside of the attachment point is a delicately modeled doe lying on a wave-crest border. The handle’s base depicts a bearded male figure with fish-like legs that terminate in bearded snake heads. The strange legs form a perfect circular opening that allowed the patera to be hung when not in use. The sea monster, almost like a merman, may have been intended to ward off evil.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections12.160.834.11.814.105.365.11.122.139.1711.212.2.

didoofcarthage:

Vase with Erotes and acanthus (and detail)

South Italian, Hellenistic Period, 225-200 B.C.

terracotta 

Walters Art Museum 

(Source: art.thewalters.org, via leradr)

virtual-artifacts:

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas
Period: Northern Qi dynasty
Date: mid- 6th century
Culture: China
Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

virtual-artifacts:

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas

Period: Northern Qi dynasty

Date: mid- 6th century

Culture: China

Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

azidahaka:

"Amulet with a Lamashtu demon"Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.Geography: Mesopotamia or IranMedium: ObsidianDimensions: 2.26 x 1.83 in. (5.74 x 4.65 cm)

azidahaka:

"Amulet with a Lamashtu demon"

Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography: Mesopotamia or Iran
Medium: Obsidian
Dimensions: 2.26 x 1.83 in. (5.74 x 4.65 cm)

(Source: metmuseum.org, via leradr)

centuriespast:

Plaque with pharaonic figures flanking a sacred tree
Period:Neo-AssyrianDate:ca. 9th–8th century B.C.Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)Culture:AssyrianMedium:IvoryThe Metropolitan Muaseum

centuriespast:

Plaque with pharaonic figures flanking a sacred tree

Period:Neo-AssyrianDate:ca. 9th–8th century B.C.Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)Culture:AssyrianMedium:Ivory
The Metropolitan Muaseum

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cinoh:


Liturgical gloves are permitted to be worn by the Pope, Archbishops, or Cardinals on special feast days or for processions. Almost all of the surviving examples in museum collections are of knitted silk, and many are ornamented on the back of the hand with a knitted or embroidered IHS monogram in gold. The sunburst monogram seen here was popularized by Saint Bernardino of Siena in the 15th century, and it remains his primary attribute. The use of the color red may refer to rank, red indicating a cardinal, or to the feast day on which the gloves were worn. The liturgical color calendar was established in 1570 under Pious V, and dictated that white was to be worn for the celebration of mass during the Christmas and Easter seasons, violet for Advent and Lent, and red for Pentecost and Martyrs’ days as a symbol of suffering.

cinoh:

Liturgical gloves are permitted to be worn by the Pope, Archbishops, or Cardinals on special feast days or for processions. Almost all of the surviving examples in museum collections are of knitted silk, and many are ornamented on the back of the hand with a knitted or embroidered IHS monogram in gold. The sunburst monogram seen here was popularized by Saint Bernardino of Siena in the 15th century, and it remains his primary attribute. The use of the color red may refer to rank, red indicating a cardinal, or to the feast day on which the gloves were worn. The liturgical color calendar was established in 1570 under Pious V, and dictated that white was to be worn for the celebration of mass during the Christmas and Easter seasons, violet for Advent and Lent, and red for Pentecost and Martyrs’ days as a symbol of suffering.

mini-girlz:

Female Torso (Tara)
1000s
Eastern India,
Pala period, 11th century
Black chlorite
Overall - h:89.00 w:44.00 d:19.00 cm
(h:35 w:17 5/16 d:7 7/16 inches) Wt: 242
via > clevelandart.org

mini-girlz:

Female Torso (Tara)

1000s

Eastern India,

Pala period, 11th century

Black chlorite

Overall - h:89.00 w:44.00 d:19.00 cm

(h:35 w:17 5/16 d:7 7/16 inches) Wt: 242

via > clevelandart.org

(via leradr)

virtual-artifacts:

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

virtual-artifacts:

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

(via desert-dreamer)

peashooter85:

Ancient Roman marble relief panel depicting a winged penis, 1st century AD.

peashooter85:

Ancient Roman marble relief panel depicting a winged penis, 1st century AD.

(Source: flavinscorner.com, via fishstickmonkey)

ancientpeoples:

Imperial Eagle
Late Roman
4th-5th Century AD
A rare example of the gem-carver’s art is this lapis lazuli eagle, possibly the finial (top) of an imperial scepter. Lapis enjoyed great popularity in the late Roman and Early Byzantine periods as its rich purple-blue color was associated with royalty. From the 3rd century on, the emperor, often appears on coins and medallions carrying an eagle scepter, emblem of victory and authority.
Source: The Walters Art Museum

ancientpeoples:

Imperial Eagle

Late Roman

4th-5th Century AD

A rare example of the gem-carver’s art is this lapis lazuli eagle, possibly the finial (top) of an imperial scepter. Lapis enjoyed great popularity in the late Roman and Early Byzantine periods as its rich purple-blue color was associated with royalty. From the 3rd century on, the emperor, often appears on coins and medallions carrying an eagle scepter, emblem of victory and authority.

Source: The Walters Art Museum

(via leradr)

ancientpeoples:

Limestone dove 
Part of a larger statue (a hand is still visible on the back of the dove). It is 13cm by 8.3cm by 12.1 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch,.) 
Cypriot, Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone dove 

Part of a larger statue (a hand is still visible on the back of the dove). It is 13cm by 8.3cm by 12.1 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch,.) 

Cypriot, Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog
Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 
3rd - 1st century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog

Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 

3rd - 1st century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

(via leradr)

aleyma:


Hinge, made in Germany in the 15th century (source).

aleyma:

image

Hinge, made in Germany in the 15th century (source).

(via renaissance-art)

from89:

The beauty of science and art are embodied in what’s known as the astronomical compendium, a multipurpose, all-in-one instrument that carries numerous devices for telling the time and performing astronomical calculations. Many astronomical compendia, such as the ones housed at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy, were constructed in German lands in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

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ancientart:

Etruscan strainers at the MET.

All the shown examples date to the 6th-5th centuries BCE and are made of bronze. Strainers were were used at symposiums (drinking parties) to strain the wine or additives mixed into it.

The strainer shown in the first image is one of the most elaborate, and best-preserved, Etruscan strainer handles found to date. The MET provides the following description of this artefact:

The artist has skillfully presented a complex subject on a very small scale in the openwork square just below the handle’s attachment point. Two nude boxers appear to have just finished a bout in which one man has been knocked to his knees. Their trainer or referee holds his arms up to indicate the end of the round. On the underside of the attachment point is a delicately modeled doe lying on a wave-crest border. The handle’s base depicts a bearded male figure with fish-like legs that terminate in bearded snake heads. The strange legs form a perfect circular opening that allowed the patera to be hung when not in use. The sea monster, almost like a merman, may have been intended to ward off evil.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections12.160.834.11.814.105.365.11.122.139.1711.212.2.

didoofcarthage:

Vase with Erotes and acanthus (and detail)

South Italian, Hellenistic Period, 225-200 B.C.

terracotta 

Walters Art Museum 

(Source: art.thewalters.org, via leradr)

virtual-artifacts:

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas
Period: Northern Qi dynasty
Date: mid- 6th century
Culture: China
Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

virtual-artifacts:

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas

Period: Northern Qi dynasty

Date: mid- 6th century

Culture: China

Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

virtual-artifacts:

Funerary Urn, Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec Culture

virtual-artifacts:

Funerary Urn, Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec Culture

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azidahaka:

"Amulet with a Lamashtu demon"Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.Geography: Mesopotamia or IranMedium: ObsidianDimensions: 2.26 x 1.83 in. (5.74 x 4.65 cm)

azidahaka:

"Amulet with a Lamashtu demon"

Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography: Mesopotamia or Iran
Medium: Obsidian
Dimensions: 2.26 x 1.83 in. (5.74 x 4.65 cm)

(Source: metmuseum.org, via leradr)

centuriespast:

Plaque with pharaonic figures flanking a sacred tree
Period:Neo-AssyrianDate:ca. 9th–8th century B.C.Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)Culture:AssyrianMedium:IvoryThe Metropolitan Muaseum

centuriespast:

Plaque with pharaonic figures flanking a sacred tree

Period:Neo-AssyrianDate:ca. 9th–8th century B.C.Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)Culture:AssyrianMedium:Ivory
The Metropolitan Muaseum

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