Dutch Small Sword
- Dated: 1650-1660
- Culture: Netherlands
- Medium: steel, wood, copper wire; chiseled hilt; engraved blade
- Measurements: Overall - l:95.30 cm (l:37 1/2 inches) Wt: .58 kg; Blade - l:78.00 cm (l:30 11/16 inches); Grip - w:11.80 cm (w:4 5/8 inches); Guard - l:8.30 cm (l:3 1/4 inches)
Source: © 2012 Cleveland Museum of Art
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Dagger of the Grand Masters of the Order of Malta
- Dated: mid-16th century
- Culture: southern Germany
Photo copyright: © R.M.N./J.G. Berizzi
Source: © Louvre Museum
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.
thou, I, not, that, we, to give, who, this, what, man/male, ye, old, mother, to hear, hand, fire, to pull, black, to flow, bark, ashes, to spit, worm
Sharbat Gula Nasir Bagh Refugee Camp Peshawar Pakistan (by Steve Mccurry)
World’s First Nuclear Explosion | Underwater Baker nuclear explosion, July, 1946
Detail of the gold embroidery on one of Napoleon’s uniforms.
There is no greater icon of the Napoléon legend than his hat. He preferred the design “broadside on,” the sides parallel with his shoulders, so that in battle, he could be distinguished from his officers, who wore their hats “fore-and-aft.” The style and shape of his famous hat changed with the times, and the size was not always the same. Several examples, both summer and winter weight, have survived.
New Acropolis Museum, Athens,Greece.
Νέο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης, Αθήνα.
The elegance and grandeur of 1770s and 80s court dress is displayed in this court coat. The magnificent array and abundance of silver decorations used to adorn the jacket would have sparkled in flickering candlelight and indicated the status of the wearer who could afford such an expensive garment.
Matchsafe, “Seated Hindu Goddess”, late 19th century
National Design Museum
Archaic Greek Assemblage from a Warrior’s Burial, 6th century BC, made of bronze.
This helmet with a mask, separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor, in a tomb in northern Greece. The helmet, cast with beaded and incised edges, is of a type possibly developed in the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC and later used in Illyria (a region northwest of Greece) and other foreign lands. The other objects are made of hammered sheet gold.
Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, USA.
Ball Gown (Detail)
House of Worth
Jean-Philippe Worth began as an assistant to his father, Charles Frederick Worth, in 1875. Gradually he was allowed to create his own designs and when his father died in 1895, he became the lead designer for the house. He was praised for making elaborate artistic gowns with intricate trimmings on unique textiles, much like his father had before him. Although the House of Worth was still favored by royalty and celebrities through the turn of the century, their styles were no longer the forefront of French fashion after 1900. Around 1910 Jean-Philippe limited his design work to important orders and hired his nephew, Jean-Charles Worth, as the new lead designer before leaving the company entirely after World War I.
- Dated: circa 1650–75
- Culture: Italian, probably Naples
- Medium: Steel, pierced and chiseled; iron wire; wood
- Measurements: Length of quillon 11 3/4 in. ( 29.85 cm) Length of blade 40 1/8 in. ( 101.9 cm) Length overall 47 1/2 in. ( 120.65 cm) Gr. width of blade 0 11/16 in. ( 1.73 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/8 in. ( 0.94 cm) Weight 2 lb. 1 oz. ( 936 gm) Hardness of blade 60-65
- Classification: Swords
Written in Greek
5th century AD
Find Location: Lycopolis, Egypt
Current Location: Cologne
COLOGNE MANI CODEX (Codex Manichaicus Coloniensis), a lump of parchment fragments the size of a matchbox, containing a portion of the life and teachings of Mani, discovered in 1969 at an indeterminate spot in the area of Asyūṭ (ancient Lycopolis) in upper Egypt (Koenen, 1973, pp. 240-41), the smallest ancient codex known to date. In the same year it came into the possession of the Institut für Altertumskunde at the university in Cologne. The seemingly hopeless task of restoring the codex was successfully completed a few months later by A. Fackelmann in Vienna. What emerged was the earliest extant original Manichean work written in Greek (see Henrichs, 1979a, pp. 342-51). The restored work comprises fragments of ninety-six leaves from one codex, measuring 4.5 x 3.8 cm, and a few other, even smaller fragments. The original number of leaves in the manuscript can no longer be determined, as the first and last pages are missing. Each page contains a single column of text, usually twenty-three lines long, written in a minute but clearly legible script.
Source: Encyclopaedia Iranica