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art-of-swords:

The handle components of a katana
themagicfarawayttree:

 polyhedral sundial, circa 1578
fourteenth:

Nakahara Nantenbō
artiststudiobuzz:

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett…
In a career spanning more than 70 years, Elizabeth Catlett has created sculptures that celebrate the heroic strength and endurance of African-American and Mexican working-class women. With simple, clear shapes she evokes both the physical and spiritual essence of her subjects. Her hardy laborers and nurturing mothers radiate both power and a timeless dignity and calm. Whether working in wood, stone, bronze, or clay, Catlett reveals an extraordinary technical virtuosity, a natural ability to meld her curving female forms with the grain, whorls, color, or luster of her chosen medium. The beauty of her subjects is matched by the beauty she reveals in her sculptural materials.
theantidote:
Elizabeth Catlett working in Mexico City, c. 1947
(via cavetocanvas:)
exercicedestyle:

Eugène-Séguy-
ihavenohonor:

Volvelle with three moving parts representing the zodiac, the sun, and the moon, and showing their relative positions and the moon’s phases, and astronomical diagram.  Origin: England, S. E. (London?)
ancientpeoples:

Haniwa figure of a Wild Boar
3rd-7th Centuries AD
Japan
Kofun Period
The Haniwa (埴輪) are terracotta clay figures which were made for ritual use and buried with the dead as funerary objects during the Kofun period (3rd to 6th century AD) of the history of Japan.
Source: British Museum
blackpaint20:

A Tarasque, mythological dragon of Provence, France c. 1511
guildofstluke:

Memory Board (Lukasa), Luba Peoples
tofuist:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi: from the series Eight Views of Drunkard
歌川国芳「醉見八盃 きげん上戸」
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magictransistor:

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz - Mathesis biceps (1670). [x]