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Ancient art and art from antiquity and cultural treasures from the past

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by ringo, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    ancient YOLO :D
     
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  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Celtic bronze boar's head brooches and amulets.

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  3. copliker

    copliker ...

  4. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    200 bc mosaic

     
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  5. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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    British Museum
    by Roy Reed, on Flickr

    One of three lintels from Yaxchilan, the sacrificial offering of blood conjures up a visionary manifestation of Yat-Balam, founding ancestor of the dynasty of Yaxchilan. In the guise of a warrior grasping a spear and shield, this ancestral spirit emerges from the gaping front jaws of a huge double-headed serpent rearing above Lady Xoc. She gazes upward at the apparition she has brought forth. In her left hand she bears a blood-letting bowl containing instruments of sacrifice, a sting-ray spine and an obsidian lancet.

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    British Museum
    by Roy Reed, on Flickr

    One of three lintels from Yaxchilan, this scene depicts Lord Shield Jaguar and his principal wife Lady Xoc engaged in a bloodletting rite. The king stands on the left brandishing a flaming torch to illuminate the drama that is about to unfold. Kneeling in front of him wearing an exquisitely woven huipil, Lady Xoc pulls a thorn-lined rope through her tongue. The rope falls onto a woven basket holding blood-soaked strips of paper cloth.
     
  6. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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    British Museum
    by Roy Reed, on Flickr

    Female Huaxtec figure made of sandstone depicting Tlazolteotl, hands folded in front, with fan-shaped (plumed?) head-dress (900-1450).
     
  7. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

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  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    That's a beauty :thumbs:
     
  9. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

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  10. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    going through an egyptian phase atm :thumbs :

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  11. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Interesting more than high art.....:cool:

    Oldest known depiction of the Trojan Horse (fall of Troy c1200bc) can be found on the Mykonos vase ca. 670 BC at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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  12. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i've finally scored myself some of these. replicas so they're like £3 a piece but it's a marvel to find out how fucking tiny they are :D
     
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  13. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

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  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

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  15. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

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    Following on from the Anglo Saxon Staffordshire Hoard find in 2009, more amazing Iron Age gold work recently found in the same area - around 2500 years old!
     
  16. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

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  17. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Can we talk about this?

    Stupid post in a really nice thread. How the fuck can anyone compare this to Seurat? What else are you supposed to do to stone other than chisel points out of it?

    Fucking scientists :rolleyes:
     
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  18. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    just arrived chez bob - i ordered it and the follow-up for kid1 but i didn't check the page count :D she'll happily read a novel that thick but not sure mum telling her "read this" will fly. so i guess i have to :)
     
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  19. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    A nice thing a friend has just posted on FB..
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    Astrological ceiling from Vizier Senenmut's tomb under the "front door" of Mortuary temple of Queen Hatshetsut. A masterpiece of ancient astronomical lore... shows Hippo goddess holding Seth to the pole star and more

    Probably one of the most important astronomical monuments from the ancient world. (c1450bc)
     
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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    by hippo goddess you doubtless mean tawaret
     
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  22. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

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  23. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    The Lion Man
    He is the oldest known representation of a being that does not exist in physical form but symbolises ideas about the supernatural.
    40,000 years old, sculpted from mammoth ivory and found in a cave in what is now southern Germany in 1939.

    He'll be at the the British Museum for this new exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond is on from 2 November 2017 to 8 April 2018.

    The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece


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  24. Ponyutd

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    My mate and his friend found a Saxon female grave with this in it.It also had gold earrings and a gold coin made into a pendent. A find of a lifetime for both of them, the farmer was delighted as well.
    "Among the items are a Merovingian coin pendant, two gold biconical spacer beads, a gold openwork pendant with the form of a Maltese cross, a coin pendant with a gold suspension loop, another pendant with a Maltese cross design, a continental pottery biconical bowl, an iron knife and a collection of copper alloy chatelaine rings."
    They have all just accepted the valuation offered by the British Museum.
    My friend is currently in the Carribean.
     
  25. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Felt Swan - 300BC

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    Scythians exhibition is worth going to, some lovely stuff and I loved the textile fragments.
     
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  26. Ponyutd

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    £16.50 for this exhibition...absolute bargain!
    Some of those tatoo's, extraordinary:eek:
     
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  27. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

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  28. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Detectorists strike gold as British Museum reveals record haul
    nominative determinism strikes again
     
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  29. Ponyutd

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    That's not quite right to be fair. There is a third party involved. Tom is a lovely fella, and so is the third party who has just come back from the Carribean.
     
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