Burney relief (detail of lions) Queen of the Night Old Babylonian 19thC BC-18thC BC Pigmented hand-modelled Fired clay relief panel;a nude female figure with tapering feathered wings and talons, standing with her legs together;wearing a headdress consisting of four pairs of horns topped by a disc; wearing an elaborate necklace and bracelets on each wrist;holding her hands to the level of her shoulders with a rod and ring in each;figure supported by a pair of addorsed lions and standing owls by samanthasam
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samanthasam Burney relief (detail of lions) Queen of the Night Old Babylonian 19thC BC-18thC BC Pigmented hand-modelled Fired clay relief panel;a nude female figure with tapering feathered wings and talons, standing with her legs together;wearing a headdress consisting of four pairs of horns topped by a disc; wearing an elaborate necklace and bracelets on each wrist;holding her hands to the level of her shoulders with a rod and ring in each;figure supported by a pair of addorsed lions and standing owls
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Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC by proteamundi
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proteamundi Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC
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Tall Ivory Carving, China, 19th century, standing figure of Kuan Yin in adorned clothing and headdress, her left hand in the mudra of appeasement position, right hand holding a lotus blossom, a swirling dragon at feet, standing on a lotus base, ht. 18 1/4 in. by samanthasam
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samanthasam Tall Ivory Carving, China, 19th century, standing figure of Kuan Yin in adorned clothing and headdress, her left hand in the mudra of appeasement position, right hand holding a lotus blossom, a swirling dragon at feet, standing on a lotus base, ht. 18 1/4 in.
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Persian Gold Earring with a female with an elaborate headdress. 500 BC by kelley
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kelley Persian Gold Earring with a female with an elaborate headdress. 500 BC
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The first doll in the Global Glamour™ Collection shows her exotic side wearing an intricate ensemble featuring a feathered midriff top, golden breastplate adornment, waist-attached bead fringe, earrings, bangles, long split skirt and elaborate headpiece. Her zebra scepter pays tribute to the royal splendor of Africa and her status as a reigning queen of fashion. by savannah
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savannah The first doll in the Global Glamour™ Collection shows her exotic side wearing an intricate ensemble featuring a feathered midriff top, golden breastplate adornment, waist-attached bead fringe, earrings, bangles, long split skirt and elaborate headpiece. Her zebra scepter pays tribute to the royal splendor of Africa and her status as a reigning queen of fashion.
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EGYPTIAN LARGE GLAZED GREEN STEATITE SEKHMET |  Seated on an openwork throne with a figure of Bes depicted on either side, holding the was scepter bent across her lap. Very fine style.  Late Dynastic 664-342 BC by berta
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berta EGYPTIAN LARGE GLAZED GREEN STEATITE SEKHMET | Seated on an openwork throne with a figure of Bes depicted on either side, holding the was scepter bent across her lap. Very fine style. Late Dynastic 664-342 BC
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Elaborate headdress of a high-level Sumerian woman, possibly a queen or a priesless. From the royal death pits at Ur, ca. 2600 BC, now on by proteamundi
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proteamundi Elaborate headdress of a high-level Sumerian woman, possibly a queen or a priesless. From the royal death pits at Ur, ca. 2600 BC, now on
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A portrait of a lady wearing a white and gold embroidered dress standing together with her dog by Santi di Tito - 1580s by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges A portrait of a lady wearing a white and gold embroidered dress standing together with her dog by Santi di Tito - 1580s
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A unique life size mannequin of Marie Antoinette, half body on stand, with glass eyes and elaborate 18th century style powdered wig with ostrich plumes and wearing and 18th century style Court costume. NOTE: This mannequin was commissioned by Count Alexander von Beregsahsy and modelled from portraits of Marie Antoinette. It was used for display at his shop in the Mall, Camden Passage. by melody by melody
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melody A unique life size mannequin of Marie Antoinette, half body on stand, with glass eyes and elaborate 18th century style powdered wig with ostrich plumes and wearing and 18th century style Court costume. NOTE: This mannequin was commissioned by Count Alexander von Beregsahsy and modelled from portraits of Marie Antoinette. It was used for display at his shop in the Mall, Camden Passage. by melody
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A Japanese ivory okimono of a lantern Salesman Meiji period 1868- 1912, the standing figure modelled holding a lantern in his right hand and a basket strapped to his front signed lacquer tablet to base. Height 15 cm. by samanthasam
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samanthasam A Japanese ivory okimono of a lantern Salesman Meiji period 1868- 1912, the standing figure modelled holding a lantern in his right hand and a basket strapped to his front signed lacquer tablet to base. Height 15 cm.
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From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models. by nora
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nora From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.
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[Standing woman, wearing dress with bustle, holding purse at side and umbrella resting on pedestal.] (1886) by karen.x
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karen.x [Standing woman, wearing dress with bustle, holding purse at side and umbrella resting on pedestal.] (1886)
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Great Gray Owl Impeccable hearing to locate prey, feathered snow pants to stay warm, and talons to break through ice are just a few characteristics that help great gray owls hunt effectively in the snow. by millie
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millie Great Gray Owl Impeccable hearing to locate prey, feathered snow pants to stay warm, and talons to break through ice are just a few characteristics that help great gray owls hunt effectively in the snow.
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A unique life size mannequin of Marie Antoinette, half body on stand, with glass eyes and elaborate 18th century style powdered wig with ostrich plumes and wearing and 18th century style Court costume. NOTE: This mannequin was commissioned by Count Alexander von Beregsahsy and modelled from portraits of Marie Antoinette. It was used for display at his shop in the Mall, Camden Passage. by melody
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melody A unique life size mannequin of Marie Antoinette, half body on stand, with glass eyes and elaborate 18th century style powdered wig with ostrich plumes and wearing and 18th century style Court costume. NOTE: This mannequin was commissioned by Count Alexander von Beregsahsy and modelled from portraits of Marie Antoinette. It was used for display at his shop in the Mall, Camden Passage.
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Bridesmaid wearing purple dress and holding bouquet made of lavendar with a lavendar colored ribbon - wedding photo by Meg Perotti by skrawki
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skrawki Bridesmaid wearing purple dress and holding bouquet made of lavendar with a lavendar colored ribbon - wedding photo by Meg Perotti
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Chalk Piggy Bank by Ladies & Gentlemen: Made of smooth pigmented ceramic you can draw on. Each is hand numbered, comes with chalk and a by guida
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guida Chalk Piggy Bank by Ladies & Gentlemen: Made of smooth pigmented ceramic you can draw on. Each is hand numbered, comes with chalk and a
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[EGYPT 29416] 'Osiris in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.' A mural on the northern wall of Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor shows a green faced Osiris standing in a kiosk. His striped atef-crown is adorned with a yellow sun disk. On either side of his head a wadjet eye is drawn. The god is standing on the the hieroglyphic sign for 'truth' (maat). The roof of the kiosk is supported by two columns who boast elaborate floral capitals. Each column is flanked by a so-called imiut-feti... by debra
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debra [EGYPT 29416] 'Osiris in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.' A mural on the northern wall of Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor shows a green faced Osiris standing in a kiosk. His striped atef-crown is adorned with a yellow sun disk. On either side of his head a wadjet eye is drawn. The god is standing on the the hieroglyphic sign for 'truth' (maat). The roof of the kiosk is supported by two columns who boast elaborate floral capitals. Each column is flanked by a so-called imiut-feti...
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Upper part of a black granite statue of a woman wearing an elaborate collar and… by kimberley
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kimberley Upper part of a black granite statue of a woman wearing an elaborate collar and…
Fabulous Cakes
Eastern Europe | Portrait of a woman wearing traditional clothes and headdress, a vinok, Ukraine #pompom by traci
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traci Eastern Europe | Portrait of a woman wearing traditional clothes and headdress, a vinok, Ukraine #pompom
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Ancient gold ring    500 BC    Ancient Persian gold ring 500 BC. Royal 22KT solid gold ring with the garnet intaglio with standing king with a horse on his side. The ring has two running lions on each side and floral designs. Very attractive and beautiful. Size 7. Ancient gold ring 500 BC. by kelley
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kelley Ancient gold ring  500 BC  Ancient Persian gold ring 500 BC. Royal 22KT solid gold ring with the garnet intaglio with standing king with a horse on his side. The ring has two running lions on each side and floral designs. Very attractive and beautiful. Size 7. Ancient gold ring 500 BC.
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ITALIAN, SICILY, CIRCA 1700 HIGH RELIEF WITH A COAT OF ARMS SUPPORTED BY A DRAGON, POSSIBLY THE ARMS OF THE CAMPO, MAURO AND CANIZARRO FAMILIES by chrystal
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chrystal ITALIAN, SICILY, CIRCA 1700 HIGH RELIEF WITH A COAT OF ARMS SUPPORTED BY A DRAGON, POSSIBLY THE ARMS OF THE CAMPO, MAURO AND CANIZARRO FAMILIES
Fashion - Vintage
Design Projections is organizing a series of film nights, each focusing on a specific design discipline, and consisting of both by lottie
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lottie Design Projections is organizing a series of film nights, each focusing on a specific design discipline, and consisting of both
Covers and Posters
Studio portrait of a man posed sitting on the arm of a chair and holding an umbrella, and a woman posed standing, possibly Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Olson (c. 1898). Love her whole outfit! #Victorian #vintage #portraits #couple by 1 Vintage Girl
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1 Vintage Girl Studio portrait of a man posed sitting on the arm of a chair and holding an umbrella, and a woman posed standing, possibly Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Olson (c. 1898). Love her whole outfit! #Victorian #vintage #portraits #couple
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Tutankhamun’s canopic chest and lids in the form of human heads The Canopic Chest for Tutankhamun’s internal organs was made of a large block of delicately veined and translucent calcite, with four compartments, each sealed by a stopper carved to represent the king. Each compartment contained a miniature coffin holding the organs.  Tutankhamun is shown wearing the Nemes head-dress and with the protective cobra and vulture on his brow. by janine
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janine Tutankhamun’s canopic chest and lids in the form of human heads The Canopic Chest for Tutankhamun’s internal organs was made of a large block of delicately veined and translucent calcite, with four compartments, each sealed by a stopper carved to represent the king. Each compartment contained a miniature coffin holding the organs.  Tutankhamun is shown wearing the Nemes head-dress and with the protective cobra and vulture on his brow.
A Certain Something
the Griffin (above) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. The lion was considered the "King of the Beasts" and the eagle the "King of the Air", the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin is generally represented with four legs, wings and a beak, with eagle-like talons in place of a lion's forelegs and feathered, equine-like ears jutting from its skull. by proteamundi
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proteamundi the Griffin (above) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. The lion was considered the "King of the Beasts" and the eagle the "King of the Air", the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin is generally represented with four legs, wings and a beak, with eagle-like talons in place of a lion's forelegs and feathered, equine-like ears jutting from its skull.
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Terracotta relief with bust of a woman  Classical period,ca 450 BC  East Greek by Tsu Nami
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Tsu Nami Terracotta relief with bust of a woman Classical period,ca 450 BC East Greek
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Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught  at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her.      Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to by ericka
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ericka Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her. Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to
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A late 19th century diamond tiara, circa 1880 Of tapering chevron design, each scrolling foliate panel of leaves, buds and articulated drops set throughout with cushion-shaped, rose and old brilliant-cut diamonds, all supported by a curved channel set row of similarly cut stones, peaking to the front with diamond-set trefoils, articulated drops and a central claw-set cushion-shaped diamond, the tiara enhanced by a spray of black feathers by dorthy
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dorthy A late 19th century diamond tiara, circa 1880 Of tapering chevron design, each scrolling foliate panel of leaves, buds and articulated drops set throughout with cushion-shaped, rose and old brilliant-cut diamonds, all supported by a curved channel set row of similarly cut stones, peaking to the front with diamond-set trefoils, articulated drops and a central claw-set cushion-shaped diamond, the tiara enhanced by a spray of black feathers
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Rene Lalique `CÔTE D'AZUR PULLMAN EXPRESS': A STATUETTE the frosted glass figure modelled with hair streaming behind her on shaped oval base moulded marks including, `Côte d'Azure Pullman Express' 18cm.; 7in. 1929 by milagros
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milagros Rene Lalique `CÔTE D'AZUR PULLMAN EXPRESS': A STATUETTE the frosted glass figure modelled with hair streaming behind her on shaped oval base moulded marks including, `Côte d'Azure Pullman Express' 18cm.; 7in. 1929
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Changjiao Miao woman wearing her traditional necklace and elaborate hair style by minerva
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minerva Changjiao Miao woman wearing her traditional necklace and elaborate hair style
Places I'd Like To Go
A diamond and natural pearl belle epoque tiara, circa 1905. Featuring thirteen interlocking diamond ovals, with larger, circular diamonds at the top and bottom of each oval; with pear-shaped upright natural pearls within each oval, supported by diamond foliates by margery
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margery A diamond and natural pearl belle epoque tiara, circa 1905. Featuring thirteen interlocking diamond ovals, with larger, circular diamonds at the top and bottom of each oval; with pear-shaped upright natural pearls within each oval, supported by diamond foliates
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