Category Archives: Museum

Silver Swan

Just incredible, look at how the swan moves. Note the glass rods moving making the “ripples” in the pond. Simple facts: The Silver Swan is a life size automaton of a swan Dated: 18th Century Located: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, … Continue reading

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“The Dying Gaul” Statue

some information I found while researching this statue… wanted to include a power statue in my book series so was examining various ones to find out what needs to be the center-point to draw in a group of people who … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Clappers

Title: Pair of Clappers Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Dynasty 18 Excavation: King’s House at Amarna- Egypt Exploration Society (1931–1932) Material: Hippopotamus ivory Museum Location: The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121 Museum Number: 32.5.2a, b http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/544680 http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/32.5.2a,b/

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Canopic Jar

Title: Canopic Jar (07.226.1) with a Lid in the Shape of a Royal Woman’s Head Date: ca. 1349–1336 B.C. Dynasty 18 Excavation: Tomb KV 55, Davis/Ayrton excavations (1907) Material: Travertine Museum Location: The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121 Museum … Continue reading

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Book of the Dead of Ramose

  Book of the Dead of Ramose… today there was a live showing of the book that will be on display for one day only… the 22nd at the Fitzwilliam Museum …. “Dating from 1290 – 1275 BC, The Book … Continue reading

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Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater

with the recent events surrounding the buying of looted artifacts by Hobby Lobby, I have seen many say it is okay becasue they were saving them!!!!! what!!!   It is never okay to buy stolen merchandise..NEVER. When a musuem does … Continue reading

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30,000 Getty Museum Images

From Getty The Getty today made available more than 30,000 images of objects in the Getty Museum collection using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), which allows researchers to bring together images from different institutional websites for comparison, manipulation and … Continue reading

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