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Queen of Swords
Bonifacio Bembo or family
Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards
Italy, Milan, ca. 1450
The Morgan Library
It’s a sculpture of a defeated boxer, complete with caestus, or leather handwraps, still wrapped around his fists. Look at the cauliflower ear, the cuts, and the swollen face. It’s straight out of the latest pay-per-view but this was created more than 2,300 years ago.
This is divine.
Antique Ottoman gold thread densely embroidered large panel on burgundy velvet
Impressive Ottoman period high quality embroidery spread or table cloth done in gold strip dival work with couched threads on burgundy velvet. Highly decorative European style design elements in floral decorative European style design elements in floral sprays and arabesques in four corners with central medallion. Heavy velvet ground and backed in burgundy cotton. In excellent overall antique condition with occasional loose threads to embroidery and some variation of color to the ground velvet. Measures 79” by 61”.
I love antique goldwork.
An ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth; it is commonly called the Elephant’s Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim. [image via]