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Head of Bodhisattva Maitreya
last quarter of the 7th century
Cambodia
Sandstone

Head of Bodhisattva Maitreya

last quarter of the 7th century

Cambodia

Sandstone

(Source: metmuseum.org)


STATUE OF CLOVIS BY ADOLPHE-VICTOR GEOFFROY-DECHAUME, BASILICA OF SAINTE-CLOTILDE, PARIS 
Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris), 1856.
Salted paper print from paper negative

STATUE OF CLOVIS BY ADOLPHE-VICTOR GEOFFROY-DECHAUME, BASILICA OF SAINTE-CLOTILDE, PARIS

Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris), 1856.

Salted paper print from paper negative

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Bas-reliefs de l’Hôtel Colbert (fifth arrondissement)
Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris)
1862–1866
Albumen silver print from glass negative

Bas-reliefs de l’Hôtel Colbert (fifth arrondissement)

Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris)

1862–1866

Albumen silver print from glass negative

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Charles Delahaye
Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) of Charles Hippolyte Delahaye (French, 1835/36– 1878 Paris).
1852–53 
Salted paper print from paper negative

Charles Delahaye

Photograph by Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) of Charles Hippolyte Delahaye (French, 1835/36– 1878 Paris).

1852–53 

Salted paper print from paper negative

(Source: metmuseum.org)


Still Life: Flowers and Fruit 
Severin Roesen (American (born Prussia), Boppard-am-Rhein 1816–72?)
1850–55
Oil on canvas

Still Life: Flowers and Fruit

Severin Roesen (American (born Prussia), Boppard-am-Rhein 1816–72?)

1850–55

Oil on canvas

(Source: metmuseum.org)

steamboatbilljr:

Jean Harlow photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1932

steamboatbilljr:

Jean Harlow photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1932

(Source: deforest, via jeanharlowlove)

mothgirlwings:

Jean Harlow - c. 1930’s

mothgirlwings:

Jean Harlow - c. 1930’s

(Source: kittypackards)

vintagechampagnefever:

Jean Harlow

vintagechampagnefever:

Jean Harlow

ltnnog:

esperanzapinatelli:

Giotto, Vault of Scrovegni Chapel, Padua (Fresco, 1305)
detail

8 pointed stars <3

ltnnog:

esperanzapinatelli:

Giotto, Vault of Scrovegni Chapel, Padua (Fresco, 1305)

detail

8 pointed stars <3

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Vintage postcard showing the story Duck Soup, from the book The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah. Illustration by Richard Williams.

Vintage postcard showing the story Duck Soup, from the book The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah. Illustration by Richard Williams.

(Source: ebay.com)

Excerpt from Idries Shah&#8217;s book Darkest England (page 90).

Excerpt from Idries Shah’s book Darkest England (page 90).

(Source: books.google.com)

continuo-docs:

Ancient Egyptian music notationFrom a set of 6 parchments described by German musicologist Hans Hickmann in his 1956 book Musicologie Pharaonique, or Music under the Pharaohs, as dating from the 5th to 7th centuries C.E. Colors are presumed to indicate pitch and size to indicate duration. Writings on the parchment are in Coptic with indications like “Spiritual Harmony” and “Holy Hymn Singer”. This manuscript had a profound influence on Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh’s music notation and paintings when he discovered a reproduction in Vogue magazine in 1952.
Note: I wasn’t able to locate these manuscripts and couldn’t find any reference to them online, but they are presumably in NY’s Metropolitan Museum collections. This image comes from Theresa Sauer’s book Notations 21, Mark Batty Publisher, USA, 2009.

continuo-docs:

Ancient Egyptian music notation
From a set of 6 parchments described by German musicologist Hans Hickmann in his 1956 book Musicologie Pharaonique, or Music under the Pharaohs, as dating from the 5th to 7th centuries C.E. Colors are presumed to indicate pitch and size to indicate duration. Writings on the parchment are in Coptic with indications like “Spiritual Harmony” and “Holy Hymn Singer”. This manuscript had a profound influence on Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh’s music notation and paintings when he discovered a reproduction in Vogue magazine in 1952.

Note: I wasn’t able to locate these manuscripts and couldn’t find any reference to them online, but they are presumably in NY’s Metropolitan Museum collections. This image comes from Theresa Sauer’s book Notations 21, Mark Batty Publisher, USA, 2009.

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50watts:

Via soorah:

One of my favorites—Maa’dat al Qit
Written by Zakaria Tamer, illustrated by Mohieddine el Labbad. Published by Dar al Fata al Arabi, no date mentioned.

50watts:

Via soorah:

One of my favorites—Maa’dat al Qit

Written by Zakaria Tamer, illustrated by Mohieddine el Labbad. Published by Dar al Fata al Arabi, no date mentioned.

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