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

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

  1. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    this is fucking beautiful :cool: when i had dreams of becoming a conservator this is what i was dreaming about :D
  2. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Never seen this before and it's so beautiful - the light! the shading! the empathy ! - and it's pretty damn old...
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    this is amazingly well preserved:



    Oldest known book from the medieval age, unique in terms of the preservation. St Cuthberts Gospel. Over a thousand years old.

    there an anglo-saxon exhibition starting in october at the BL where this will be. I might go, from further reading they have managed to amass quite a haul of rare and old stuff from the time. Also when reading about this: Apparently the orthodox church still produces jeweled binding books.

    British Library acquires the St Cuthbert Gospel the earliest intact European book

    edited for spelling
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018

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