Denia, 21, from Brooklyn. I work in education at The Cloisters. Take a look around. Let me know if you need anything, okay?

 

ancientart:

Foundation plaques B (photo 1) and A (photo 2), dating to the early 4th century BCE. Both these plaques of hammered gold have been inscribed in Old Persian, and are from Iran during the Achaemenid period.

Artefacts courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA. Photos taken by Daderot via the Wiki Commons.

positiverolemodel:

i’ve never cried over the death of a celebrity

I’ve been on the verge the last couple of hours and I just want to get it over with. 

tierradentro:

A fight at the Ukrainian Parliament transformed into a Caravaggio-like painting… that’s why we love the internet. :-D
(Photo credit: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

tierradentro:

A fight at the Ukrainian Parliament transformed into a Caravaggio-like painting… that’s why we love the internet. :-D

(Photo credit: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Fabliaux or tales: Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth Centuries, compiled by Pierre Jean-Baptiste Legrand d’Aussy (London: W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1796)

From the personal library of Joseph Breck, director of The Cloisters.

kriemhildsrevenge:


Die Philosophie (1918)Stecher: Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien Inventor: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)


Well, damn.

kriemhildsrevenge:

Die Philosophie (1918)
Stecher: Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien
Inventor: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)

Well, damn.