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hominisaevum:

Masterpiece padlock and keySouthern GermanySteelAbout 1580
To become a master locksmith an apprentice had to produce a ‘masterpiece’. Here the locksmith demonstrated his skill by creating a robust and secure lock and refining its appearance with delicate etching. Similar patterns decorated other 16th century goods and furnishings, from embroidery to tooled leather. Designs circulated among craftspeople through printed versions on paper and were widely recommended in pattern books.

hominisaevum:

Masterpiece padlock and key
Southern Germany
Steel
About 1580

To become a master locksmith an apprentice had to produce a ‘masterpiece’. Here the locksmith demonstrated his skill by creating a robust and secure lock and refining its appearance with delicate etching. Similar patterns decorated other 16th century goods and furnishings, from embroidery to tooled leather. Designs circulated among craftspeople through printed versions on paper and were widely recommended in pattern books.

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endilletante:

Angkor : la cité des temples retrouvée dans la forêt vierge, de Rudolf Wening et Jean Lupold, ed. Silva, Zurich 1965.

endilletante:

Angkor : la cité des temples retrouvée dans la forêt vierge, de Rudolf Wening et Jean Lupold, ed. Silva, Zurich 1965.

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asymptotic-silence:

frans zwartjes, {197o} behind your walls

asymptotic-silence:

frans zwartjes, {197o} behind your walls

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centuriespast:

Group statue of Thoth-ibis and devotee on a base inscribed for Padihorsiese
Date: ca. 700–500 B.C.
Dynasty 26, Egypt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Group statue of Thoth-ibis and devotee on a base inscribed for Padihorsiese

Date: ca. 700–500 B.C.

Dynasty 26, Egypt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

shabba-lights:

Vajravarahi Abhibhava Mandala phag-mo mngon-‘byung-gi dkyil-‘khor Central Tibet, 14th century 62 x 52 cm

shabba-lights:

Vajravarahi Abhibhava Mandala
phag-mo mngon-‘byung-gi dkyil-‘khor

Central Tibet, 14th century
62 x 52 cm

(Source: shabbalights, via snowlandmetok)

cauldronandcross:

The Descent of the Spirit Gustave Dore

cauldronandcross:

The Descent of the Spirit Gustave Dore

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art-of-swords:

Iron & Silver Phurpa 

The Phurba, ritual dagger is used for to nail down the evil demons and to get discernment. Also known as Vajrakilaya. Thise piece features 3 heades with hores-head on the top,  made from iron with silver finishing. It measures 112cm height and 21 kilograms weight.

Source & Copyright: Buddha Figuren 

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centuriespast:

Bronze ornament in the form of a seated male sphinx
Roman
Date: ca. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14
The Metropolitan Museum

centuriespast:

Bronze ornament in the form of a seated male sphinx

Roman

Date: ca. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14

The Metropolitan Museum

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hismarmorealcalm:

Rome Capitoline Museum Busts of Emperors  c. 1890  Alinari & Cook albumen silver print

hismarmorealcalm:

Rome Capitoline Museum Busts of Emperors  c. 1890  Alinari & Cook albumen silver print

madeleineofthespirits:


stunning birdclaw candleholders - via @_owlwood on instagram 

madeleineofthespirits:

stunning birdclaw candleholders - via @_owlwood on instagram 

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Miniature Quran , Iran , 1600-1500 

Miniature Quran , Iran , 1600-1500 

(Source: mediterraneum, via romanvs)

slickwhippet:


mittmos:
William Hogarth, A Myriad of Faces Looking in Different Directions (1743)   via nationalgallery.org.uk

slickwhippet:

mittmos:

William Hogarth, A Myriad of Faces Looking in Different Directions (1743)   via nationalgallery.org.uk

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strayideas:

Armour of Henry II of France

French

1555

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