April 11, 2013
A Still Life Of Hawking Paraphernalia By Huybert Van Westhoven, 17th Century

A Still Life Of Hawking Paraphernalia By Huybert Van Westhoven, 17th Century

April 8, 2013

c86:

Taken from an anthology entitled Prince of Darkness, 1946

The illustrations are details from The Temptation of St Anthony, an etching by Jacques Callot, 1630

via Front Free Endpaper

April 4, 2013
missalsfromiram:

Jahangir’s Dream (Jahangir, Mughal Emperor, embraces Abbas the Great, Shah of Iran) - c. 1620

missalsfromiram:

Jahangir’s Dream (Jahangir, Mughal Emperor, embraces Abbas the Great, Shah of Iran) - c. 1620

April 4, 2013
badesaba:

Reclining Woman
Reza Abbasi,17th c

badesaba:

Reclining Woman

Reza Abbasi,17th c

March 27, 2013
theflyingpan:

Jacob van Hulsdonck, 1614

theflyingpan:

Jacob van Hulsdonck, 1614

March 16, 2013
necspenecmetu:

Antonio Balestra, The Riches of the Earth, 1698

necspenecmetu:

Antonio Balestra, The Riches of the Earth, 1698

March 6, 2013

textile-museum:

  • Altar Frontal, Peru, 17th century. TM  91.412. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1944.

This is a tapestry-woven panel.  The center-right skeleton wears a Papal crown, and the left skeleton wears a royal crown.  The date is thought to be about 1621 because in that year both the king of Spain and the pope died. 

March 6, 2013
ymutate:

 Louis Finson, The Four Elements, 1611, found here

ymutate:

 Louis Finson, The Four Elements, 1611, found here

March 5, 2013
toutpetitlaplanete:

Karel van der Pluym - The Goldweigher, 17th century

toutpetitlaplanete:

Karel van der Pluym - The Goldweigher, 17th century

March 4, 2013
jesuisperdu:

floris claesz van dijck

jesuisperdu:

floris claesz van dijck