1. centuriespast:

    She is also the “shakti”, Shiva’s female manifestation She stands on a double lotus throne in “tribhanga” (triple flexion) and would have been a processional statue Country of Origin: India Culture: Hindu Date/Period: Vijayanagar period 16th C Place of Origin: South India, Tamil Nadu Material Size: Bronze, Height 73 cm / Theresa McCullough Collection, LondonCreditStatue of Parvati identified by the tall conical crown (katakamundra), reincarnation of Sati and consort of Shiva / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  2. artpropelled:

    Natasha Dikareva

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  3. heracliteanfire:

    Mesopotamia, ca 4500 BC (via Réunion des musées nationaux)

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  4. ordinarysorrow:

    Isamu Noguchi, Tsuneko San (Head of a Japanese Girl), 1931, Plaster of Paris

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  5. (Source: pinterest.com, via salonduthe)

     
  6. artsy:

    “Great good fortune such as this has something of the divine and inevitable,” Noguchi said of his introduction to Brancusi. 

    Across the Sea: Isamu Noguchi and Constantin Brancusi

    (via salonduthe)

     
  7. Michael Pugh. 2014

     
  8. Michael Pugh.

    2014.

     
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  10. archaicwonder:

    Syrian Terracotta ‘Conestoga’ Covered Wagons, c. 2000-1600 BC


    These simple ceramic vehicles reflect the distinctive moment when men first used domesticated animals to draw wheeled vehicles, thus beginning powered transport on land.  Probably drawn by a pair of bovids, these wagon models may have been intended for cult use, or as grave gifts, to be left in shrines, sacred caches, or tombs. Although drawings of wheeled vehicles occur all over Eurasia, this seminal development in human culture probably originated in Mesopotamia or the Russian Steppes in the late 3rd millennium BC.

    (Source: sothebys.com, via leradr)