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St Louis archaeological society sells Egyptian treasure

archaeologicalnews:

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The national leadership of the American Institute for Archaeology (AIA) has voiced its “deepest concern” over a planned sale on 2 October of ancient Egyptian “treasure” by a St Louis chapter of the organisation. The AIA says it was not consulted before the collection, estimated to bring in £80,000-£120,000, was consigned to auction at Bonhams, London.

“We are strongly opposed to the proposed sale”, says Ann Benbow, the executive director of the AIA, in an email to The Art Newspaper. “If [it] goes forward, it will tarnish the long-standing reputation of the AIA, which has a strong stance against the sale of antiquities… Archaeological artifacts should be cared for and made available for educational purposes, not put up for auction.” Benbow adds that the AIA has “formally asked the St Louis Society not to go forward with the sale and are awaiting their response”. Read more.

forwarded to the First year seminar folk.

mediumaevum:

Limbourg Brothers: ‘October’, in: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (15th century)
If you are interested in all the details shown, read this lovely, short description on The World According to Art

mediumaevum:

Limbourg Brothers: ‘October’, in: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (15th century)

If you are interested in all the details shown, read this lovely, short description on The World According to Art

signorcasaubon:


They (the Evangelists) are grinding quotes from the Gospels (on the white strips) that refer to man’s creation from the Word: In the beginning was the Word… Symbolically, the apostles’ words undergo a transformation - the four strips become one, and this one strip joins with the figure of the Christ Child in a chalice. The mill, normally used for the manufacture of food, points to the scene’s meaning: through the grinding stone the Word becomes flesh, from the grinding stone comes the food of life, and in the grinding stone Christ is sacrificed.

- Edward Norman

I love the mystic mill!

signorcasaubon:

They (the Evangelists) are grinding quotes from the Gospels (on the white strips) that refer to man’s creation from the Word: In the beginning was the Word… Symbolically, the apostles’ words undergo a transformation - the four strips become one, and this one strip joins with the figure of the Christ Child in a chalice. The mill, normally used for the manufacture of food, points to the scene’s meaning: through the grinding stone the Word becomes flesh, from the grinding stone comes the food of life, and in the grinding stone Christ is sacrificed.

- Edward Norman

I love the mystic mill!

centuriespast:

DÜRER, AlbrechtSt Eustacec. 1501Engraving, 355 x 259 mmFogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

centuriespast:

DÜRER, Albrecht
St Eustace
c. 1501
Engraving, 355 x 259 mm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Aretha Franklin - Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)

(Source: youtube.com)

design-is-fine:

George Stubbs, White Poodle in a Punt, 1780. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA. Via artsy


I’ve got standard poodles on the mind lately. I’m thinking grey or black, if I can.

design-is-fine:

George Stubbs, White Poodle in a Punt, 1780. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA. Via artsy

I’ve got standard poodles on the mind lately. I’m thinking grey or black, if I can.

(via auspiciousplatypus)

birds are just little dinosaurs

birds are just little dinosaurs

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