virtual-artifacts:

Saddle Plate
Chinese or Tibetan,
17th–18th century
Iron, gold, silver H. 3½ in. (8.9 cm), W. 4¼ in. (10.8)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2002 (2002.17.20) cat. no. 123

virtual-artifacts:

Saddle Plate

Chinese or Tibetan,

17th–18th century

Iron, gold, silver H. 3½ in. (8.9 cm), W. 4¼ in. (10.8)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2002 (2002.17.20) cat. no. 123

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virtual-artifacts:

Raven and crouching figure and masks
Date: 19th century.
North America, Canada.
Culture: Haida people

virtual-artifacts:

Raven and crouching figure and masks

Date: 19th century.

North America, Canada.

Culture: Haida people

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virtual-artifacts:

A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou,

Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, China.

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virtual-artifacts:

A Small Jadeite Double Gourd Covered Urn / Snuff Bottle

virtual-artifacts:

A Small Jadeite Double Gourd Covered Urn / Snuff Bottle

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asiasociety:

Interview: Lahore’s Last ‘Lollywood’ Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Pakistan’s national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

Read the full story here.

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centuriespast:

Stonehenge, 2 May 1816
by Francis Etheridge
Date painted: 1816
Oil on board, 25.5 x 32 cm
Collection: Wiltshire Museum
Inscribed on reverse: ‘South west view of the Druidical. Temple of Stonehenge on Stonehenge Plain, from the Great Stone called the Friar’s Heel.

centuriespast:

Stonehenge, 2 May 1816

by Francis Etheridge

Date painted: 1816

Oil on board, 25.5 x 32 cm

Collection: Wiltshire Museum

Inscribed on reverse: ‘South west view of the Druidical. Temple of Stonehenge on Stonehenge Plain, from the Great Stone called the Friar’s Heel.

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asianartmuseum:

We know…you’re still recovering from the closing of Gorgeous. But here’s something to shake you out of your post-Gorgeous blues: we have a wicked cool contemporary Japanese ceramic exhibition up right now.
Highlighting 22 works by 20 artists, Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection demonstrates how Japanese potters appreciate and continue revered old school methods, but at the same time depart from convention in search of the new.

A Moment in White by Fujino Sachiko shows how organic and stunning stoneware with grayish-white matte glaze can appear.
Tradition on Fire is on view through April 5 on the second floor Japanese gallery.
 

asianartmuseum:

We know…you’re still recovering from the closing of Gorgeous. But here’s something to shake you out of your post-Gorgeous blues: we have a wicked cool contemporary Japanese ceramic exhibition up right now.

Highlighting 22 works by 20 artists, Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection demonstrates how Japanese potters appreciate and continue revered old school methods, but at the same time depart from convention in search of the new.

A Moment in White by Fujino Sachiko shows how organic and stunning stoneware with grayish-white matte glaze can appear.

Tradition on Fire is on view through April 5 on the second floor Japanese gallery.

 

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mazeon:

Karate KidShown at 500 percent.

mazeon:

Karate Kid
Shown at 500 percent.

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