April 18, 2014
deathandmysticism:

Ram-headed figure from a royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings, with hands outstretched probably to hold two snakes, Thebes, Egypt, ca. 1325 BC

deathandmysticism:

Ram-headed figure from a royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings, with hands outstretched probably to hold two snakes, Thebes, Egypt, ca. 1325 BC

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April 6, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Tomb of Michelangelo  Santa Croce  Florence

hismarmorealcalm:

Tomb of Michelangelo  Santa Croce  Florence

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April 5, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

Horse and Female Rider
Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: 7th century
Culture: China
Medium: Unfired clay with pigment
Dimensions: a: H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Metropolitan Museum of Art

fishstickmonkey:

Horse and Female Rider

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: 7th century

Culture: China

Medium: Unfired clay with pigment

Dimensions: a: H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)

Classification: Tomb Pottery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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April 5, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

Figure of a Groom
Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: ca. late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Culture: China
Medium: Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigments
Dimensions: H. 24 in. (61 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Metropolitan Museum of Art

fishstickmonkey:

Figure of a Groom

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: ca. late 7th–first half of the 8th century

Culture: China

Medium: Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigments

Dimensions: H. 24 in. (61 cm)

Classification: Tomb Pottery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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March 17, 2014
les-sources-du-nil:

Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943)
Three tomb guardians from tomb Ast iii.2. at Astana cemetery (Kazakhstan), 23 January 1915.
(International Dunhuang Project)

les-sources-du-nil:

Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943)

Three tomb guardians from tomb Ast iii.2. at Astana cemetery (Kazakhstan), 23 January 1915.

(International Dunhuang Project)

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org, via goodmemory)

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March 15, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

The shamanic guardian with the vessels discovered in a shaft tomb in the state of Colima, Mexico [Credit: Meliton Tapia / INAH] (via The Archaeology News Network: 1,500 year old shaft tomb discovered in Colima)

fishstickmonkey:

The shamanic guardian with the vessels discovered in a shaft tomb in the state of Colima, Mexico [Credit: Meliton Tapia / INAH]
(via The Archaeology News Network: 1,500 year old shaft tomb discovered in Colima)

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February 6, 2014
sombhatt:

'King Mindon's tomb' 1880s-1890s
 

sombhatt:

'King Mindon's tomb' 1880s-1890s

 

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February 4, 2014
aleyma:

China, Horse tomb figure, 1st-3rd century (source).

aleyma:

China, Horse tomb figure, 1st-3rd century (source).

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January 30, 2014

ancientart:

The Takamatsuzuka tomb, Asuka village, Nara prefecture, Japan. Late 7th century-early 8th century. 

The shown fresco from the tomb is called Asuka Bijin, or “beautiful women.”

By the end of the period of tomb-building, a Chinese-style cosmology had been adopted by Japanese elites at least, represented by the explicit Chinese iconography of the Takamatsuzuka tomb, whose discovery caused a sensation in 1973, and problems of conservation continue to be of national interest today. Takamatsuzuka is located in the Asuka region in the south of the Nara Prefecture, where traces of many of the earliest Buddhist temples are also to be found.

The tomb mound, some 16m in diameter and 5m high, contained a stone burial chamber decorated with frescos derived from Korean and ultimately Chinese models: brightly adorned courtiers and the four principal cosmological beasts, the Azure Dragon, the Black Tortoise, the White Tiger and the Vermilion Bird, all beneath a map of the stars depicted on the ceiling. This was the tomb of a high-ranking nobleman or perhaps a member of the royal family, and encapsulates the arrival of a new religious sensibility in the centre of power in the archipelago, just prior to the abandonment of monumental tomb-building in favour of the Buddhist cremation rites.

-The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion (2011)

The first photograph is taken by Katie, the second of the fresco is via the Wiki Commons.

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January 21, 2014
audreylovesparis:

Napoleon’s tomb, Les Invalides, Paris, France by AG Photographe

audreylovesparis:

Napoleon’s tomb, Les Invalides, Paris, France
by AG Photographe

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January 15, 2014
japaneseaesthetics:

Head of a Warrior, 6th century, Japan Kofun period (mid 3rd-6th century A.D.)
Earthenware 25.5 x 15.5 x 12.2 cm (10 x 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.) Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Robert Allerton Trust, 2009.629.  Art Institute of Chicago
This head of a warrior from an earthenware tomb figurine (haniwa) is from the late Kofun (literally “old burial mound”) period (A.D. mid-3rd/6th century), which is typified by a complex hierarchical society with advanced burial rituals. Several burial mounds or tumuli for chieftains and emperors still exist today, particularly around the Nara area, and it is from such locations that haniwa figurines have been excavated. From the fifth century A.D., haniwa were made in a multitude of representational forms, including male and female figures, animals, and houses.
The calm expression and symmetrical facial features of this sculpture make it one of the most dignified extant haniwa heads. It was once in the collection of the famed potter Hamada Shoji.

japaneseaesthetics:

Head of a Warrior, 6th century, Japan
Kofun period (mid 3rd-6th century A.D.)

Earthenware
25.5 x 15.5 x 12.2 cm (10 x 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Robert Allerton Trust, 2009.629.  Art Institute of Chicago

This head of a warrior from an earthenware tomb figurine (haniwa) is from the late Kofun (literally “old burial mound”) period (A.D. mid-3rd/6th century), which is typified by a complex hierarchical society with advanced burial rituals. Several burial mounds or tumuli for chieftains and emperors still exist today, particularly around the Nara area, and it is from such locations that haniwa figurines have been excavated. From the fifth century A.D., haniwa were made in a multitude of representational forms, including male and female figures, animals, and houses.

The calm expression and symmetrical facial features of this sculpture make it one of the most dignified extant haniwa heads. It was once in the collection of the famed potter Hamada Shoji.

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Filed under: tomb clay 
January 10, 2014

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January 9, 2014
centuriespast:

Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang (Chinese), Pair of female dancers with long sleeves , mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments,
the Portland Art Museum

centuriespast:

Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang (Chinese), Pair of female dancers with long sleeves , mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments,

the Portland Art Museum

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January 8, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

Photo from the excavation of the tomb of Liu Ji [Credit: 3w.news.cn] (via The Archaeology News Network: Ancient official’s tomb unearthed in Beijing)

fishstickmonkey:

Photo from the excavation of the tomb of Liu Ji [Credit: 3w.news.cn] (via The Archaeology News Network: Ancient official’s tomb unearthed in Beijing)

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January 5, 2014

centuriespast:

Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang (Chinese), Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians , mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments

The Portland Art Museum

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