art-in-context:

artist unknown, Offering Bearer, ca. 1981-1975 bce, Dynasty 12, Egypt, reign of Amenemhat I, wood, gesso, paint, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Found in a hidden chamber in the tomb of the royal chief steward Meketre, at first glance this carving depicts a woman wearing the traditional costume of the time: a long, tight dress and tripartite wig. Upon closer examination, however, the dress displays a feather pattern often associated with goddesses. The woman is also posed with one foot forward in a posture reserved for males at a time when females were depicted with straight legs and arms. She holds on her head a basket of cut meats and in her other hand a live duck. This iconography points to the figure being a personification of an agricultural estate or farm, placed in the tomb to provide the deceased with sustenance in the after life. Thanks to the arid conditions in Egypt amenable to the preservation of artifacts, all paint on the piece is original and it has never been restored.

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spoookyscary:

Moqui marbles, utah Iron oxide concretions (Moqui marbles) Moqui Marbles, hematite concretions, from the Navajo Sandstone of southeast Utah. The Navajo Sandstone is also well known among rockhounds for its hundreds of thousands of iron oxide concretions

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Moqui marbles, utah Iron oxide concretions (Moqui marbles) Moqui Marbles, hematite concretions, from the Navajo Sandstone of southeast Utah. The Navajo Sandstone is also well known among rockhounds for its hundreds of thousands of iron oxide concretions

phenomenalgems:

Nifty pair of Shaman Stones, aka moqui marbles, mochi balls, or thunderballs. These unique ironstone crust-sandstone core concretions form in Utah’s Navajo Sandstone formation, and can form just about any shape! $14.00 for the pair, phenomenalgems.etsy.com.
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worldpaintings:

Kees van Dongen

Portrait de Madame Maria Ricotti, 1921, oil on canvas, City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art. 

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ancientpeoples:

Wing Brooch
2nd Century AD
Roman
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)
antipahtico:

Bruno Walpoth
antipahtico:

Bruno Walpoth

16chakras:

Diana the Huntress By Giampietrino ,1526

virtual-artifacts:

1880-1900 Tsimshian (First Nations) Headdress frontlet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
virtual-artifacts:

1880-1900 Tsimshian (First Nations) Headdress frontlet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

virtual-artifacts:

1880-1900 Tsimshian (First Nations) Headdress frontlet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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16chakras:

Rolando Cubero Costa Rica, 1957

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art-mirrors-art:

Eros holding a mirror for Aphrodite, Terracotta figurine from Myrina, Lemnos (c.60-30s BCE)

art-mirrors-art:

Figurine of woman with a mirror, Greece, c.300 BCE

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dionyssos:

Pablo Picasso ,
Jaqueline en costume Turc

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