cauldronandcross:

Death strangling a victim of the Black Death plague
From the codex called the Clementinum Collection of Tracts
by Thomas of Stitny ca. 1376

cauldronandcross:

Death strangling a victim of the Black Death plague

From the codex called the Clementinum Collection of Tracts

by Thomas of Stitny ca. 1376

cauldronandcross:

Triumph of the Guillotine in Hell Nicolas Antoine Taunay ca. 1755-1830

gameraboy:

42-626 by nick dewolf photo archive on Flickr.

Ukranian Easter Eggs by Sophia Winsor, 1972

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derwiduhudar:

Die Landwirtschaftsausstellung “Grüne Woche” in Berlin wird von Hermann Göring eröffnet - 25. Januar 1936

derwiduhudar:

Die Landwirtschaftsausstellung “Grüne Woche” in Berlin wird von Hermann Göring eröffnet - 25. Januar 1936

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peashooter85:

Engraved and gold inlaid North American Special Smith and Wession .357 revolver.

Sold at Auction: $8,500

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art-of-swords:

Ritual Axe

  • Dated: late 19th century
  • Culture: Tibetan
  • Medium: iron, gold, silver, black lacquer
  • Measurements: overall lenght 64.1 cm

The crescent-shaped axe head is decorated with bats amidst cloud scrolls framed by a geometric border and issuing from the jaws of a makara dragon. The shaft is decorated in silver, gilt and black lacquer with the bajixiang (the eight Buddhist emblems) reserved on a sectional wan ground between the faceted base and bats alternating with shou character roundels.

Source: Copyright 2014 © Bonhams

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peashooter85:

A very lovely gold and silver decorated percussion pistol originating from Turkey, mid 19th century.

Estimated Value: €12,500

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book-of-flights:

Nikos Vavdinoudis: Bell-bearers of Makedonia

These are seasonal events of masquerade with eugenic and salutary meaning i.e. dramatic performances that agrarian and pastoral communities developed, believing that they will protect their herds and crops, especially during the critical seasonal change. (x)

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Viking bone pendant of a circular design and wolf-tooth pendant from Estonia, 10th-11th century AD, rare. Larger piece 7.2 grams and 3” long; smaller piece 1.3 grams and 1-1/4” long. Two old pendants in super condition, the larger one in bone somewhat surfboard shaped with cross-like design of dotted circles and the smaller one just a curved fang, both with hole at one end.

Viking bone pendant of a circular design and wolf-tooth pendant from Estonia, 10th-11th century AD, rare. Larger piece 7.2 grams and 3” long; smaller piece 1.3 grams and 1-1/4” long. Two old pendants in super condition, the larger one in bone somewhat surfboard shaped with cross-like design of dotted circles and the smaller one just a curved fang, both with hole at one end.