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japaneseaesthetics:

Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Japan Attributed to the artist RyûsaCarved ivory; H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1271).  MET

japaneseaesthetics:

Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Japan

Attributed to the artist Ryûsa

Carved ivory; H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1271).  MET

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vazelodian:

Linda Darty - Garden Badge Series

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peashooter85:

A replica of Leonardo Da Vinci’s mechanical lion.  Da Vinci build the lion for the King of France in 1515.

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historicaltimes:

Rare photo of an 8 year-old Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Taken in 1888, it is possibly the first photo of the two together. It was lost for 120 years, only rediscovered in March 2008 cobb__salad:
The image, released by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was taken 120 years ago and shows an eight-year-old Keller holding the hand of Anne Sullivan, whose legacy is almost as important. She was the teacher who first taught Keller how to understand and articulate language. More important still for Keller scholars, the black and white photograph shows her holding in another hand a doll. The word “doll” was the first Keller ever spoke - the fruit of her lessons from Ms Sullivan, whose technique included spelling out words on the palm of the little girl’s hand.

The picture, apparently taken at Cape Cod in July 1888, was found in an album by Thaxter Spencer, 87, whose mother was a childhood friend of Keller. Mr Spencer donated the album and other items including diaries and letters to the genealogical society last June (2007). However, the group did not notice the particular photograph until now (March 2008).


'Picture of Helen Keller as a child revealed after 120 years'- The Independent (Mar 7, 2008)

historicaltimes:

Rare photo of an 8 year-old Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Taken in 1888, it is possibly the first photo of the two together. It was lost for 120 years, only rediscovered in March 2008

cobb__salad:

The image, released by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was taken 120 years ago and shows an eight-year-old Keller holding the hand of Anne Sullivan, whose legacy is almost as important. She was the teacher who first taught Keller how to understand and articulate language. More important still for Keller scholars, the black and white photograph shows her holding in another hand a doll. The word “doll” was the first Keller ever spoke - the fruit of her lessons from Ms Sullivan, whose technique included spelling out words on the palm of the little girl’s hand.

The picture, apparently taken at Cape Cod in July 1888, was found in an album by Thaxter Spencer, 87, whose mother was a childhood friend of Keller. Mr Spencer donated the album and other items including diaries and letters to the genealogical society last June (2007). However, the group did not notice the particular photograph until now (March 2008).

'Picture of Helen Keller as a child revealed after 120 years'- The Independent (Mar 7, 2008)

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art-of-swords:

Piha Kaetta Dagger

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Place of Origin: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Measurements: overall length: 15 inches (380mm). Blade length: 13 inches (330mm)

This is a very elaborate and beautiful example with ivory grips that are intricately carved and fitted in silver. The grip strap is copper and equally as intricate. The upper part of blade appears to be gilt brass, with a central rosette surrounded by floral patterns. The dagger has a short, heavy, and stubby blade. The original wooden scabbard has a large copper throat piece wonderfully patinated, bordered by a silver band.

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syfycity:

Wall-mounted water cooled PChttp://syfycity.tumblr.com

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Wall-mounted water cooled PC
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lovefigures:

Follow LoveFigures for more gorgeous curves

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kaneegaa:

u can’t stop the future, sorry

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