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oecologia:

Aurora Meets Volcano (Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland) by James Appleton.

mortem-et-necromantia:

Citipati.

Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and Death.

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Pacco, Andrea Pazienza

Pacco, Andrea Pazienza

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indigodreams:

artofthedarkages:
“The Strickland Brooch” A circular brooch with deep cutting, decorated with sixteen small, doglike animals, eight animal heads with glass eyes, five bosses, and a beaded rim. The inlaid gold is unusually opulent for an Anglo-Saxon brooch. Crafted out of silver with inlayed gold, niello, and blue glass. Made in the 800s in Anglo-Saxon England. Acquired by antiquarian William Strickland in the 18th century and auctioned off in 1949 through Sotheby’s to the British Museum, where it is currently held.

indigodreams:

artofthedarkages:

The Strickland Brooch A circular brooch with deep cutting, decorated with sixteen small, doglike animals, eight animal heads with glass eyes, five bosses, and a beaded rim. The inlaid gold is unusually opulent for an Anglo-Saxon brooch. Crafted out of silver with inlayed gold, niello, and blue glass. Made in the 800s in Anglo-Saxon England. Acquired by antiquarian William Strickland in the 18th century and auctioned off in 1949 through Sotheby’s to the British Museum, where it is currently held.

dragonfiretwisted:

MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [1/2] Mythological Objects ~ Brísingamen

Freyja’s coveted golden necklace; forged by four dwarfs who, valuing it above any payment of silver and gold, sold it to her when she promised to spend a night with each of them.

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guannaa:

Caspar David Friedrich Easter morning. (1883)

guannaa:

Caspar David Friedrich Easter morning. (1883)

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bofransson:

Olive Trees
John Singer Sargent - circa 1878

bofransson:

Olive Trees

John Singer Sargent - circa 1878

openinkstand:

Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.

From National Geographic.

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ancientpeoples:

Gold celtic ring 
The decoration is stunning in both design and execution. It shows two faces and at the top a rams head. 
Celtic, 4th century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold celtic ring 

The decoration is stunning in both design and execution. It shows two faces and at the top a rams head. 

Celtic, 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

fer1972:

Skeletons by AC44 (Artist found thanks to ex0skeletal:)

magicalmanhattanproject:

if anyone ever calls you a slut just say ‘and yet i still won’t fuck you’ and then blow them a kiss as you saunter away because that’s the closest they’re ever gonna get to your magnificence, o smaug, chiefest and greatest of calamaties

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