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Chinese Door Carving-1&  by Sheba_Also  on Flickr

Chinese Door Carving-1& by Sheba_Also on Flickr

La caida de Constantinopla da inicio al fin de la Edad Media. Al ser tomada el comercio y el enlace cultural entre Asia y Europa se ve cortada

La caida de Constantinopla da inicio al fin de la Edad Media. Al ser tomada el comercio y el enlace cultural entre Asia y Europa se ve cortada

gazophylacium:Illumination in the form of a vase Bijapur, c. 1650.

gazophylacium:Illumination in the form of a vase Bijapur, c. 1650.

juan-de-espinosa-still-life-with-a-shell-fountain-fruit-and-flowers.jpg

juan-de-espinosa-still-life-with-a-shell-fountain-fruit-and-flowers.jpg

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Royal paintings of Jodhpur

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Don't let the bright colors fool you. This is a very old Abelam female figure carved from a dense hardwood. Notice the  unusual posture not found on recent pieces—the figure's knock-knees jut forward, the butt is thrust back, there is an overly elongated torso and the head is looking down. Newer Abelam figures are more straightforward, more rigid. The nose and ears are pierced and the sex clearly defined as on all pre-1940 Abelam figurative sculptures. This one is 68" in height.

Don't let the bright colors fool you. This is a very old Abelam female figure carved from a dense hardwood. Notice the unusual posture not found on recent pieces—the figure's knock-knees jut forward, the butt is thrust back, there is an overly elongated torso and the head is looking down. Newer Abelam figures are more straightforward, more rigid. The nose and ears are pierced and the sex clearly defined as on all pre-1940 Abelam figurative sculptures. This one is 68" in height.

Chapel of the Magi  Florence, Italy  The three sisters of Lorenzo de Medici    The Chapel of the Magi occupies an important place in the Medici Palace which Cosimo the Elder built, starting in about 1444, in accordance to the architectural design by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo.

Chapel of the Magi Florence, Italy The three sisters of Lorenzo de Medici The Chapel of the Magi occupies an important place in the Medici Palace which Cosimo the Elder built, starting in about 1444, in accordance to the architectural design by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo.

Hiepes Yepes Tomás (c. 1595-1674) —  Vase with Chariot profile view, 1643 : Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Spain (771×1023)

Hiepes Yepes Tomás (c. 1595-1674) — Vase with Chariot profile view, 1643 : Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Spain (771×1023)

Late 17th early - 18th century Chinese panel with phoenixes in garden.  Silk with metallic thread tapestry (kesi) with painted details. The MET

Late 17th early - 18th century Chinese panel with phoenixes in garden. Silk with metallic thread tapestry (kesi) with painted details. The MET

Portrait of the Countess of Vergennes in Turkish Attireontes of Vergennes in Turkish Gown by Antoine de Favray (detail) | via Tumblr

Portrait of the Countess of Vergennes in Turkish Attireontes of Vergennes in Turkish Gown by Antoine de Favray (detail) | via Tumblr