Monday, March 31, 2014
cardozofineart:

Port. 5, Pl. 149- Spotted Bull- Mandan
Not a true Mandan type. The face shows evidence alien blood, possibly Dakota.
*All text is from The North American Indian title pages. These were notes taken by Curtis in the field.Photo from Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian

cardozofineart:

Port. 5, Pl. 149- Spotted Bull- Mandan

Not a true Mandan type. The face shows evidence alien blood, possibly Dakota.

*All text is from The North American Indian title pages. These were notes taken by Curtis in the field.

Photo from Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian

nataliakoptseva:

Matisse Large Red Interior 1948

nataliakoptseva:

Matisse Large Red Interior 1948

virtual-artifacts:

Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.

Sources: 1, 2, 3

(Source: kellymccaleb)

virtual-artifacts:

Beaded collar from the Maasai, Kenya.
 Glass beads, metal string, and metal.

virtual-artifacts:

Beaded collar from the Maasai, Kenya.

 Glass beads, metal string, and metal.

virtual-artifacts:

Painted islamic bowls, Central Asia, X-XI century AD ( 1, 2, 3 )

virtual-artifacts:

This extraordinary pendant consists of a conch shell section carved in jade, enclosed in a delicate gold frame with tiny dangling bells. This symbol was worn by the deity Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) a culture hero credited in one myth with creating human life by sprinkling his blood on ground bones. The pectoral may have been worn by a priest, or by a ceremonial impersonator of Quetzalcoatl.,
c. 1200-1519 Mexico, Guerrero, Ichcatiopan„ Mixtec or Aztec style

virtual-artifacts:

This extraordinary pendant consists of a conch shell section carved in jade, enclosed in a delicate gold frame with tiny dangling bells. This symbol was worn by the deity Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) a culture hero credited in one myth with creating human life by sprinkling his blood on ground bones. The pectoral may have been worn by a priest, or by a ceremonial impersonator of Quetzalcoatl.,

c. 1200-1519 Mexico, Guerrero, Ichcatiopan„ Mixtec or Aztec style