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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.

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paysagemauvais:

Satan (Pluto) holding court for newly annointed witches. From Gerard d’Euphrates’ Livre de l’histoire & ancienne cronique. Printed by E. Groulleau. Paris 1549.

paysagemauvais:

Satan (Pluto) holding court for newly annointed witches. From Gerard d’Euphrates’ Livre de l’histoire & ancienne cronique. Printed by E. Groulleau. Paris 1549.

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art-and-fury:

A Funeral - Peter Diamond




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boyirl:

Kiki Smith, Getting the Bird Out, 1992

boyirl:

Kiki Smith, Getting the Bird Out, 1992

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drakontomalloi:

Mikalojus Ciurlionis - Lithuanian Graveyard. 1909

drakontomalloi:

Mikalojus Ciurlionis - Lithuanian Graveyard. 1909

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abystle:

Honjo Shigenaga parrying an exploding shell, 歌川 国芳 (Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1798 - 1861).

abystle:

Honjo Shigenaga parrying an exploding shell, 歌川 国芳 (Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1798 - 1861).

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magictransistor:

भगवान, Raja Ravi Varma Press, c. 1910.

magictransistor:

भगवान, Raja Ravi Varma Press, c. 1910.

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oldpainting:


o-g-steve:

deathandmysticism:

Arnold Böcklin, Ruggiero rescuing Angelica, 1873

 

That is so cute.

oldpainting:

o-g-steve:

deathandmysticism:

Arnold Böcklin, Ruggiero rescuing Angelica, 1873

 

That is so cute.

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centuriespast:

BELLINI, GiovanniPesaro Altarpiece (predella)1471-74Oil on wood, 40 x 36 cmMusei Civici, Pesaro

centuriespast:

BELLINI, Giovanni
Pesaro Altarpiece (predella)
1471-74
Oil on wood, 40 x 36 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

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babinus:


poboh:
Gwendolen Posing as Ariadne, Sir William Russell Flint. (1880 - 1969) - Watercolor -

babinus:

poboh:

Gwendolen Posing as Ariadne, Sir William Russell Flint. (1880 - 1969)
- Watercolor -

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centuriespast:

VOUET, SimonSaturn, Conquered by Amor, Venus and Hope1645-46Oil on canvas, 187n x 142 cmMusée du Berry, Bourges

centuriespast:

VOUET, Simon
Saturn, Conquered by Amor, Venus and Hope
1645-46
Oil on canvas, 187n x 142 cm
Musée du Berry, Bourges

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art-is-art-is-art:

The Gray Room, Frank Weston Benson

art-is-art-is-art:

The Gray Room, Frank Weston Benson

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oldbookillustrations:

I’ve often sat and howled for hours.
Peter Newell, from The hunting of the snark, by Lewis Carroll, New York, 1903.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

I’ve often sat and howled for hours.

Peter Newell, from The hunting of the snark, by Lewis Carroll, New York, 1903.

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artofnarrative:

Anne Anderson ~ Adrift ~ Stories from Chaucer ~ 1913 ~ via

artofnarrative:

Anne Anderson ~ Adrift ~ Stories from Chaucer ~ 1913 ~ via