Marble statue of a Nereid or Aura on horseback, from the temple of Asklepios at Epidauros, Peloponnese.
ca. 380 BC.
Monument to Dihya of Numidia*, Queen and Martyr, in Macula, Proconsular Africa
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* Dahya or Dihja (ⴷⵉⵀⵢⴰ) was a Christian Zenata ruler of the Amazigh, who headed the local resistance against the Muslim forces invading the Maghreb after her predecessor, Kusaila, was killed during the Battle of Mamma in AD 688. Having achieved victory over the Umayyads at the Battle of Meskiana in 698, she was herself killed during the Battle of Thabraca, leading both the Amazigh and the remnants of the Byzantine Army in Africa against the reinforced Muslim troops.
Aged assassin head.. now to figure out the rest of him.
The 23rd from January.
A sculpture titled ‘Search for Enlightenment (Large Human Heads statue)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /5.
Pain and Sorrow and there Effect Under Christ
[Picture credits at the end.]
Sometimes, we only learn of His care through the times of trauma and pain. I don’t know why this is I just know that it is. It is not a story of which Christians down through the ages have been unaware. C.S. Lewis put it this way:
“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His…
A sculpture titled ‘Search for Enlightenment (Small Bronze Bust statue)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /150.
Sculpture (wood with polychromy and gilt-bronze) of Fudo Myo-o (=Sanskrit Acala), protector of the Dharma. Unknown Japanese artist; 12th-14th century (Kamakura period). Now in the Art Institute of Chicago.
Left: Haida argillite figure of a Russian sea captain (c. 1840 - 1870)
Center: Haida argillite sailors (c. 1845)
Right: Haida argillite figure of a Russian sea captain grasping ship’s rail (c. 1840 - 1870)
“The subject matter of Haida argillite carvings has passed through a number of different phases from its inception as a traditional sculpture medium in the early 19th century… By the 1830s, interest had developed in the production of small statuettes of officers, sailors, and occasionally women, standing in their dress attire, often highly detailed in the depiction of the garments, hats, hair and/or beard styles, and the personalities of these strangers from worlds away…Many of these naturalist figures appear very formal: captains in long coats, with a serious look on their faces and hands in their pockets. Others are more humorous or whimsical in nature… The usual attention has been paid by the carver to the oddities (from a Haida perspective) of the sailors’ clothes and dressing style, depicting shoes, collars, cuffs, shirt or vest patterns, scarves, and hats. The men’s hair is wavy and long, flowing from cap to collar in 1840s style, and their fair-skinned faces have been detailed in small ivory pieces set in place below their hat brims. The facial expressions are curious, conveying a real personality… Their posture and whimsical body language add to the magnetic quality…” — (From the Catalog of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, 2nd ed.) Finemore Art Museum label text
A sculpture titled ‘Sitting Partridge (Lifesize Bronze Bird sculpture)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /12.
seeing pictures of feet… rsrs
New project for the shop 👀👀🐟
A sculpture titled ‘Standing Otter (Bronze Lifesize Upright sculpture)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /9.
A sculpture titled ‘Swan (Small Swimming Bronze White Indoor sculpture)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /9.
A sculpture titled ‘Swan - The Collection (Small Swimming sculpture)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze and in an edition of /50.
A sculpture titled ‘Swans (White Lifesize Swans Swimming sculpture)’ by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. In a medium of Bronze.
Tickets Go on Sale to the Public on March 16, 2021 for The New York Botanical Garden’s Exclusive Presentation of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature Featuring New Work by Celebrated Artist Yayoi KusamaExhibition on view April 10—October 31, 2021. Tickets available at nybg.org/kusama
Advance, timed tickets go on sale to the public on March 16 for The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) 2021 exhibition KUSAMA:…