A brief cross-cultural look at necklaces from the ancient world.
The first is made of green jadeite, from Chiapas in Mexico, and likely of the Maya culture. AD 200-900.
Second is an Egyptian necklace from the Late-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BC), made of gold, mother of pearl, and yellow, green, and tan faience.
The next is Greco-Roman, and made of gold with the profile head of an emperor, dating to the 3rd-4th century AD.
Returning to Mexico, this next example is made of shell, and from Colima. 200 BC-AD 500.
The fifth necklace shown in Egyptian, dates to 664-525 BC, and is made of carnelian and faience.
The next example is likely Etruscan, dates to the Hellenistic period (325-50 BC), and made of gold.
Our final example is from ancient Bactria (located in modern Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan), made of agate, and dates to the Namazga V period, circa 2200-1800 BC.
Good to know that some things never change.
BLESS YOU FOR THIS SCREENSHOT
oH MY GOD AANG. ;-;
I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS
just wanted to do something comicbook-y, and there’s nothing better than Skinny!Steve getting to be a hero. Literally nothing.
gosh gosh gosh I am so into this drawing
Stephen Colbert “steals” a Lincoln bust and makes a dumpster getaway in the halls of Congress, pushed by “just quitted” congressman Jack Kingston.
October 3, 2014
They also went fishing in the Capitol reflecting pool.
Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales By Jeannine Hall Gailey
The body is a place of violence. Wolf teeth, amputated hands. Cover yourself with a cloak of leaves, a coat of a thousand furs, a paper dress. The dark forest has a code. The witch sometimes dispenses advice, sometimes eats you for dinner, sometimes turns your brother to stone.
You will become a canary in a castle, but you’ll learn plenty of songs. Little girl, watch out for old women and young men. If you don’t stay in your tower you’re bound for trouble. This too is code. Your body is the tower you long to escape,
and all the rotted fruit your babies. The bones in the forest your memories. The little birds bring you berries. The pebbles on the trail glow ghostly white.
Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015
Hanna Toumajean couture
Irving Penn for American Vogue, October 1997. Corset by Christian Dior.
SHE HULK IS CANCELED?
WHAT EVEN THE HOLY HELL
OH BUT THANK GOD WE STILL HAVE A COMPLETELY UNINTERESTING IRON MAN SERIES
I’m leaving the planet. Bye