classic-art:

The Vestal

Jacques Louis David, 1783-1787

fashionsfromhistory:

Standing Male Worshipper

c. 2900-2600 B.C.E.

Eshnunna, Mesopotamia

In Mesopotamia gods were thought to be physically present in the materials and experiences of daily life. Enlil, considered the most powerful Mesopotamian god during most of the third millennium B.C., was a “raging storm” or “wild bull,” while the goddess Inanna reappeared in different guises as the morning and evening star. Deities literally inhabited their cult statues after they had been animated by the proper rituals, and fragments of worn statues were preserved within the walls of the temple.

This standing figure, with clasped hands and a wide-eyed gaze, is a worshiper. It was placed in the “Square Temple” at Tell Asmar, perhaps dedicated to the god Abu, in order to pray perpetually on behalf of the person it represented. For humans equally were considered to be physically present in their statues. Similar statues were sometimes inscribed with the names of rulers and their families. (MET)

MET

ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
ericajoy-7070:

Model nightquonne Shot by chelzillapeacock and Erica Segovia
thatsantonio:

Wilhelm August Lebrecht Amberg (1822-1899), Distant thoughts

thatsantonio:

Wilhelm August Lebrecht Amberg (1822-1899), Distant thoughts

(via 3inha)

paintdeath:

Gloves by Meret Oppenheim, 1985
paintdeath:

Gloves by Meret Oppenheim, 1985

paintdeath:

Gloves by Meret Oppenheim, 1985

(via panic---cord)

historicaltimes:

"Enlisted men, exhausted after more than 24 hours at general quarters, sleep in tangled patterns aboard the USS Lexington .", by Edward Steichen, 5th December 1943

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movieposteroftheday:

1959 Czech poster for THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut, France, 1959)
Artist: Josef Hvozdenský
Poster source: Terry Posters
For more posters for THE 400 BLOWS see an archived Movie Poster of the Week from 2012.

movieposteroftheday:

1959 Czech poster for THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut, France, 1959)

Artist: Josef Hvozdenský

Poster source: Terry Posters

For more posters for THE 400 BLOWS see an archived Movie Poster of the Week from 2012.

Eric Gill’s fashion engravings

artmastered:

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Dress: 1860, 1921, wood engraving on paper, 7 x 5.1 cm, Tate Britain, London.

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Dress: 1920, 1921, wood engraving on paper, 8.9 x 7.6 cm, Tate Britain, London.

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Clothes: For Dignity & Adornment, 1927, intaglio print on paper, 11.1 x 7 cm, Tate Britain, London.

costumehistory:

ancientpeoples:

Copper Alloy coin of Hadrian

AD 117-138 

Roman Imperial

(Source: The British Museum)

Roman Emperors and their spikey crowns, man…