Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879 - 1940) - Flowers in Motion (Bewegte Blüten), 1926
Pottery water jar decorated with flamingo’s
Decorated with redish paint.
Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 - 2900 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
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/
Stabiae, near Pompeii: wall painting from the portico of Villa Poppaea.
What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?
— Toni Morrison, Jazz (via vintageanchorbooks)
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.).
You don’t really need me. All you need to do is read your own books.
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
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).
- footnote speak for “I drink heavily”
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
Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia
Clay taurus (bull) figuine.
Copyright of this photo belongs to ”Greek Archaeological Mission In Mesopotamia”.