virtual-artifacts:

A silver-inlaid brass tray, of shallow form with scalloped cavetto and narrow flattened rim, inlaid in silver with calligraphic bands of naskh, the centre with two interlaced equilateral triangles within a circle against a ground filled with arabesques and crescent moons, the rim with naskh bands interrupted by crescent motifs, silver inlay refreshed.

Khurasan, 12th-13th century

Round the rim:

al-‘izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa’a / da wa al-salama wa al-‘i[n]aya…/ … wa al-qina’a wa al-kira / ma wa al-kirama wa al-shifa’a wa al-ta / mma wa a … wa al-‘inaya wa al-ta /mma wa al-salama wa al-baqa da [‘ima] li-sahibihi

‘Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Well-being and Favour (of God) … and Contentment and Generosity and Generosity and Intercession (of the Prophet) and Entirety and …. And Favour (of God) and Entirety and Well-being and Long-life to its owner for ever.’

Inside:

al-‘izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa’ada wa a /l-salama wa al-‘i[n]aya wa …

‘Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Well-being and Favour (of God) and …’

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enchantedsleeper:

Stella Maris, Katherine Cameron

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lionofchaeronea:

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Correggio, 1508-10

whedonesque:

Big Damn Heroes appeared on our screens on September 20th, 2002.

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yama-bato:

Kokoro (1907)
Author: Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904Subject: FolklorePublisher: Frankfurt a. Main : Rütten & LoeningLanguage: English; German
Kokoro; hints and echoes of Japanese inner life
http://www.archive.org/details/kokorohe00hear
Illustration By Emil Orlik

yama-bato:

Kokoro (1907)


Author: Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904
Subject: Folklore
Publisher: Frankfurt a. Main : Rütten & Loening
Language: English; German

Kokoro; hints and echoes of Japanese inner life

http://www.archive.org/details/kokorohe00hear

Illustration By Emil Orlik

(via mermanonfire)

drakontomalloi:

William Blake - The Soul Hovering Over the Body, plate 14 from Marriage of Heaven and Hell. 1796

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The room is full
of the breath of the stories.


That is enough.

— Ko Un, from “Stories”, trans. from the Korean by Brother Anthony of Taizé and Lee Sang-Wha (via litverve)

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“AXIOM 21: “Succeed in not fearing the lion, and the lion will fear YOU. Say to suffering, ‘I will that you shall become a pleasure,’ and it will prove to be such — and even more than a pleasure, it will be a blessing.”
— Eliphas Levi (via gnothyself)

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Leonora Carrington (British, 1917 - 2011) / SHROUD OF TEARS (Circa 1966)

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danskjavlarna:

The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lives Before Achilles by Padraic Colum, 1921.

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mythologyofblue:

Rembrandt, Student at a Table by Candlelight, 1642
[a study of light]

mythologyofblue:

Rembrandt, Student at a Table by Candlelight, 1642

[a study of light]

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melancholyway:

Auguste Levêque (1866-1921)
Hymne à la femme, 1909

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benbrahemb:

Frederick Childe Hassam : Tanagra - The Builders, New York, 1918

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