serendipitous finds

Grad student in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, mediocre musician, and chronic procrastinator. Here, you'll find posts about books, the ancient world, Mesopotamia, history, art, photos, and other stuff that I happen to find and want to remember.

September 30, 2014 at 1:36pm
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Reblogged from amare-habeo
amare-habeo:

Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879 - 1940)  - Flowers in Motion (Bewegte Blüten), 1926

amare-habeo:

Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879 - 1940 - Flowers in Motion (Bewegte Blüten), 1926

1:36pm
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Reblogged from ancientpeoples
ancientpeoples:

Pottery water jar decorated with flamingo’s 
Decorated with redish paint. 
Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 - 2900 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Pottery water jar decorated with flamingo’s 

Decorated with redish paint. 

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 - 2900 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

(via scultore-blog)

1:34pm
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Reblogged from un-monde-de-papier
un-monde-de-papier:

Café au Caire, Jean-Léon Gérôme. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York.
Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

un-monde-de-papier:

Café au Caire, Jean-Léon Gérôme. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York.

Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

1:34pm
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Reblogged from focus-damnit
thefabricpress:

Stabiae, near Pompeii: wall painting from the portico of Villa Poppaea.

thefabricpress:

Stabiae, near Pompeii: wall painting from the portico of Villa Poppaea.

(Source: focus-damnit, via romegreeceart)

1:33pm
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Reblogged from vintageanchorbooks

What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?

— Toni Morrison, Jazz (via vintageanchorbooks)

(via booklover)

1:32pm
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Reblogged from kardiologn
kardiologn:

Winged Snake Deity
With wings and a human head, this wooden snake-deity figurine is from the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep II (1427 to 1400 B.C.).

kardiologn:

Winged Snake Deity

With wings and a human head, this wooden snake-deity figurine is from the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep II (1427 to 1400 B.C.).

September 29, 2014 at 10:32pm
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Reblogged from hipinuff
chloefrancillon:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish : 1881-1973), Tete de femme.

chloefrancillon:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish : 1881-1973), Tete de femme.

(Source: hipinuff, via sirobtep)

9:24pm
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Reblogged from theparisreview

You don’t really need me. All you need to do is read your own books.

— A psychologist’s note to P. L. Travers. (via theparisreview)

8:53pm
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Reblogged from centuriespast
centuriespast:

The Hypaethral Temple, Philae, Egypt, 1857 (albumen print from wet-collodion negative), Frith, Francis (1822-98) / Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA / Museum Purchase / Bridgeman Images

centuriespast:

The Hypaethral Temple, Philae, Egypt, 1857 (albumen print from wet-collodion negative), Frith, Francis (1822-98) / Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA / Museum Purchase / Bridgeman Images

8:48pm
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Reblogged from ancient-mesopotamia
worldofmesopotamia:

Limestone cup from Uruk: Ht 12.7 cm. 3,100-3,000 BCE, Uruk in Southern Iraq (Photo from pg. 53 of D. Collon’s 1995 Ancient Near Eastern Art).

worldofmesopotamia:

Limestone cup from Uruk: Ht 12.7 cm. 3,100-3,000 BCE, Uruk in Southern Iraq (Photo from pg. 53 of D. Collon’s 1995 Ancient Near Eastern Art).

(via allmesopotamia)

8:46pm
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Reblogged from coughingkate
coughingkate:

- footnote speak for “I drink heavily”

coughingkate:

- footnote speak for “I drink heavily”

(via classicsenthusiast)

8:43pm
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Reblogged from ernbarassing

ernbarassing:

if im on tumblr more than usual that means i have a lot of stuff i need to be doing and im trying to avoid doing it

(Source: ernbarassing, via dutchster)

8:12pm
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Reblogged from givemesomesoma
givemesomesoma:

Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia

givemesomesoma:

Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia

(via originalitynotrequired)

7:36pm
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Reblogged from greekmissionmesopotamia
greekmissionmesopotamia:

Clay taurus (bull) figuine. 
Copyright of this photo belongs to ”Greek Archaeological Mission In Mesopotamia”.

greekmissionmesopotamia:

Clay taurus (bull) figuine.

Copyright of this photo belongs to ”Greek Archaeological Mission In Mesopotamia”.

7:15am
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Reblogged from dwellerinthelibrary
dwellerinthelibrary:

More Sumerian. I wonder what the blank rectangle is all about?
BJ945 Cuneiform by listentoreason on Flickr.

dwellerinthelibrary:

More Sumerian. I wonder what the blank rectangle is all about?

BJ945 Cuneiform by listentoreason on Flickr.

(via allmesopotamia)