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Egyptian large bronze head of Osiris wearing the White Crown Of Upper Egypt, fronted with a uraeus. The Lord of the Underworld wears a long false beard and his features and the details of the cobra are well executed. Late Period, ca. 712-332 BC H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.)
Via Royalathena

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Kore from the Acropolis Archaic period (600 – 480 BCE) The Kouros and Kore statues were usually lifesize or larger, and made of marble. Via Historywiz

The term Kore or Koré, with a plural Korai (Greek, young woman), is a sculptural typology of the Archaic Period of Ancient Greece, which consists of a standing female statue, whose male version of the same genus is called kouros.

Like the male counterpart, kore denotes a deep influence of Egyptian statuary for its massive character and bodily stiffness, and although this archaic Greek statue conveys the same artificiality as the Egyptian ones, the work of the material here is a little coarser.....

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The History Behind ‘The Woman in Gold’

Easily one of my favourite paintings, by one of my most favourite artists, Klimt’s painting ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait’ is well-known for many reasons. Clearly seen it was created in Klimt’s “golden phase,” this painting is so striking not just for it’s beauty, but also its long and tragic history.

Adele Bloch-Bauer and her husband, Ferdinand Bloch, were close friends with the artist, Gustav Klimt. She modeled for Klimt on numerous occasions, and Ferdinand commissioned two portraits of his wife. The married couple were well-known lovers of art. Adele would entertain many artists at their home - from musicians to painters. The Bloch-Bauer’s were a prominent Jewish family in Viennese society. This is precisely why they were targeted by Nazis in the 1940’s. The Bloch-Bauer’s home was emptied of its beautiful and loved possessions - including Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait. Of course, no Nazi could have the portrait of a Jewish woman hanging in their home, so her name was erased from the painting’s history and instead given the title “Woman in Gold.”

Eventually the painting was collected by the Austrian state gallery, and became one of Austria’s artistic ‘Golden Age’ symbols. Her story does not end here, because years later, in 2000, Adele’s niece - Maria Viktoria Bloch-Bauer (Maria Altman) - sued Austria for the ownership of the painting. Maria remembered visiting her aunt’s and uncle’s home throughout her childhood. After Adele died, their visits included a viewing of the gorgeous golden portrait. While Maria later fled Austria and settled in America with her husband, she eventually returned decades later after being told that the painting was rightfully hers. In Adele’s will she had asked that her husband donate her paintings to the gallery, yet in her husband’s will he had left them to his family. After years and years of court hearings and trials, Maria finally won back the painting.

Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait now sits in a Manhattan gallery, after being purchased for $135 million (US). This portrait was just one of many that was looted during World War II. Thankfully, the history of the painting, the subject, and her family have the recognition they deserve. It’s tragic that so many pieces of art and family heirlooms are still lost because of the prejudices and crimes of those that abused their power. Those organizations not only wiped out families, but also sought to destroy any memory of them.

Movies and interviews have been made to show people the history of this famous painting, such as ‘Stealing Klimt’ (2007), and the film ‘Woman in Gold’ (2015) which I both highly recommend.

Above: Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait (Woman in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer I.), 1907, by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Via History of Art - Wonder Warhol

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Roman bronze mask coated with silver. The mask has a hinge at the top, it was meant to cover the entire face but could be held up for better vision or fresh air; 100 - 75 AD. Via Artifacts Museum

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Neptune....Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Via Daily Museum

Neptune - The Roman god of the sea, inspired by the Greek god Poseidon

Son of the god Saturn and Ops, brother of Jupiter and Pluto. Originally the god of fountains and water currents, earthquakes and breeder of horses. Neptune had many loves, mostly passengers. His main wife was Salacia (Roman counterpart of Amphitrite) a nereid, who gave him as the son the newts, sea monsters with bearded human faces and tails like the dolphins. Other wives were Halia, Amimona, Toosa (who with him had Polyphemus), Ceres, Medusa (with whom he had Pegasus and Crisaor) and Clito (who had the eldest son Atlas).

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Gorgeous! Gold armlet, gold with inlays, inscribed to King Ramesses II (Usermaatra Setepenra c.1279-1213 BC, Dynasty 19). Cairo Museum, Egypt.

#dynasty #cairo #jewelry #bracelet #armlet #ancient #ramesses #egypt #ancientcivilization #antiques #antique #jóias #braceletes #gold #golden #ouro #jewellery #jewels
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Peridotite head of Queen Tiye. New Kingdom. 18th dynasty. Reign of Amenhotep III - Via Museum of Fine Arts - Boston - Egyptian; 1390–1352 B.C.

By the second year of his reign, Amenhotep III was married to his “great royal wife,” Queen Tiye. We know more about Tiye than we do about any other Eighteenth-Dynasty queen with the exception of Hatshepsut who ruled as pharaoh. The names of Tiye’s parents, both commoners, were proclaimed far and wide on a series of large commemorative scarabs and circulated throughout the empire - an unheard-of practice. No previous queen figured so prominently in her husband’s lifetime.

Just as many images of Amenhotep III show him as a god, this head of Queen Tiye shows her as a goddess. The attributes of the goddess Hathor - cow horns and sun disks - on her headdress emphasize her role as the king’s divine, as well as earthly, partner. She even has the king’s facial features. In contrast, the large enveloping wig, encircled by a floral wreath and a band of rosettes, is not a conventional goddess’s hairdo but that of a contemporary lady of fashion. The combination of divine and queenly attributes intentionally blurs the lines between deity and mortal ruler.

The head was acquired in the Sudan and is carved of Sudanese stone. It very likely comes from Amenhotep III’s temple to his queen at Sedeinga in northern Sudan, where Tiye was worshipped as a form of Hathor. Her memory survives there today in the name of the neighboring village, which is locally known as Adey, from Hut Tiye, “the mansion of Tiye.” The temple at Sedeinga was the pendant to Amenhotep III’s own, larger temple at Soleb, about 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) to the south. Indeed, the emphasis on the queen’s role as the king’s divine female counterpart provided the model for Nefertiti in the reign of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) and anticipated the divine queens of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

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From Dongola Province, Sudan (probably from Sedeinga). 1921: given to George Reisner for the MFA by Jackson Pasha.

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Gift of George A. Reisner

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"Xantil" Incense Burner Effigy Lid
Mixteca-Puebla , AD 1200-1521 (Postclassic) - Mexico, Veracruz (Place of Origin)

The Mixtec culture is a term that designates a prehispanic archaeological culture, corresponding to the predecessors of the Mixtec people, which had its first manifestations in the Mesoamerican Middle Preclassic (s. XV-II BC) and concluded with the Spanish conquest in The first decades of the sixteenth century of the Christian era. The historic territory of this town is the area known as La Mixteca (Ñuu Dzahui in Old Mixtec), a mountainous region that lies between the present Mexican states of Puebla, Oaxaca and Guerrero.

Source: The Walters Museum

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