greuze:

Genoese School, Judith with the Head of Holofernes (Detail), 17th Century

greuze:

Genoese School, Judith with the Head of Holofernes (Detail), 17th Century

Aug 16th / 1,193 notes
paysagemauvais:

Aeneas in the underworld. State 2. Detail -  Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech-English artist, 1607-1677)etching30 x 20 cmPlate number: P312.
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paysagemauvais:

Aeneas in the underworld. State 2. Detail -  Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech-English artist, 1607-1677)
etching
30 x 20 cm
Plate number: P312.

Full image

Aug 15th / 534 notes

art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol

  • Dated: circa 1575–1600
  • Culture: German
  • Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
  • Medium: steel, wood
  • Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)

Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Aug 14th / 2,886 notes
templeofapelles:

Mythological Sketch of Hercules, Cerberus and Mercury, Gaetano Gandolfi
18th century Italian, 1734-1802 charcoal/chalk on paper

templeofapelles:

Mythological Sketch of Hercules, Cerberus and Mercury,
Gaetano Gandolfi

18th century
Italian, 1734-1802
charcoal/chalk on paper

Aug 14th / 219 notes

art-of-swords:

Hooded Katara Dagger

  • Dated: mid 16th century
  • Place of Origin: South India (Srirangam or Tanjore)
  • Measurements: overall length: 22in (560mm). Blade length: 15in (380mm)

A similar weapon exists in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (No.36.25.905) and is pictured on page 146 (fig.15.3) in the “Hindu Arms & Ritual” book by Robert Elgood.

This particular one was locally made, featuring a multi fullered blade. The shell guard, or hood, ends with a yali finial. There are overlaid steel borders, which interestingly have fine rope twist decoration.

Made in Islamic style, the katar has four cusp arch design where the hilt meets the blade. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms

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Aug 3rd / 1,919 notes
paysagemauvais:

Emblemata Nova (1617) - Andreas Friedrich (1560-1617); Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Theodor de Bry, 1528-1598; Jacob de Zetter Publisher: Francoforti : Jacobus de Zetter Digitizing sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

paysagemauvais:

Emblemata Nova (1617) - Andreas Friedrich (1560-1617); Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Theodor de Bry, 1528-1598; Jacob de Zetter Publisher: Francoforti : Jacobus de Zetter Digitizing sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jul 30th / 126 notes
zdank:

Master L. Cz., The Temptation of Christ (detail of the Devil), 1500

zdank:

Master L. Cz., The Temptation of Christ (detail of the Devil), 1500

Jul 27th / 621 notes
room42:

Off for the Sabbot, William Mortensen
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room42:

Off for the Sabbot, William Mortensen

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Jul 23rd / 2,534 notes
antipahtico:

Doomsday ~ Leo Moskos 1653

antipahtico:

Doomsday ~ Leo Moskos 1653

Jul 23rd / 282 notes
pursuable:

Harmony 6Chad Wys | Tumblr

pursuable:

Harmony 6
Chad Wys | Tumblr

Jul 23rd / 3,334 notes

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