The tallest statue in the world, Ushiku Daibutsu.
this always gives me chills
I wanna visit!!!!
Edouard Riou, Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Pannemaker], 1867.
Tarjeta de las que repartían a las muchachas los jóvenes que disfrazados de monos salieron en la mascarada “El Entierro de la Sardina” en Murcia en el carnaval de 1878.
(vía Biblioteca Nacional)
Joseph Cornell, Untitled (The Hotel Eden) (1945), construction, 15 3/4 x 15 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches. Collection of National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Via WikiPaintings.
Kitchen Tender being Rowed. Egyptian, ca. 1981–1975 B.C., from the Tomb of Meketre.
Many outings of Egyptian nobles culminated in a picnic. On the menu for Meketre’s boat trip were roasted fowl, dried beef, bread, beer, and some kind of soup. Meat and bread were carried on another model of a tender, now in Cairo. Here, the beer is prepared and the soup cooked. A blackened trough may have contained burning coal for roasting the fowl. A man tends a stove on which soup simmers. On either side, a woman grinds grain. Brewers inside the cabin are shaping bread loaves, then working them through sieves into large vats. One brewer stands in another vat, where he tramples the dates that provide the sugar for the fermentation of the beer. The oars of this boat are fixed to the sides; to avoid damaging the oars while the boats were transported and deposited in the model chamber, all oars of Meketre’s boats were secured in this manner. (met)
c. 800-600 BC
Found Nimrud, Iraq
Clay bird-headed ‘apkallu’ figurines. This figure is recorded as having been found ‘in a brick receptacle let into the floor’. It is probably part of an original deposit of seven.
Source: British Museum
Period:Third Intermediate PeriodDynasty:Dynasty 22Date:ca. 945–715 B.C.Geography:Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb MMA 825, MMA 1929–1930Medium:Terracotta, paint