Gold dagger handle From China
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th-5th century BC
A very fine openwork cast gold sword hilt
The gold hilt is very fragile, which probably made it impractical for use on a real sword. It may have been made for display or for placing in a tomb for taking to the afterlife.
'Plovers and Waves' (1926). Woodblock print by Ohara Koson ( 1878–1945).
Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.
Today’s Classic: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher
1. By Wilfried Sätty (1976)
2. By Harry Clarke in black and white (1919)
3. By Harry Clarke in color (1923)
4. By Arthur Rackham (1935)
5. By Aubrey Beardsley (1895)
Breastplate in the Form of a Jaguar-Man. Mid-Magdalena Valley (Tolima). Museo del Oro, Bogotá. 1BC-700AD.
1er est le 1er Roi important de l’Ã©Circumpolar stars, decans, and constellations of the southern sky from the tomb of Seti I - XIX dynasty (Valley of the Kings, Egypt) Epoque Ramesside (1294-1279 av. J.C.). Il a fait construire de nombreux temples dont la grande salle hypostyle du temple d’Amon Ã Karnak
This is from the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, a unique afterlife book found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. According to Erik Hornung in The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife, rather than spitting poison or fire, the cobra is flooding the figure in front of it with the sun-god Re’s light.