Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

The Philippine pitviper (Trimeresurus flavomaculatus) is a highly variable species. The ones found on Negros Island (such as this specimen) can be particularly colourful. This one here is a living piece of art with hints of yellow and turquoise… It isn’t believed to be threatened at this time.

The Philippine pitviper (Trimeresurus flavomaculatus) is a highly variable species. The ones found on Negros Island (such as this specimen) can be particularly colourful. This one here is a living piece of art with hints of yellow and turquoise… It… Continue Reading

The Löwenmensch of the Hohlenstein-Stadel [Germany, 35-40.000 BP]. Carved from mammoth ivory and belonging to the Upper Palaeolithic Aurignacian culture it is the oldest, undisputed piece of figurative art [1960×1113]

The Löwenmensch of the Hohlenstein-Stadel [Germany, 35-40.000 BP]. Carved from mammoth ivory and belonging to the Upper Palaeolithic Aurignacian culture it is the oldest, undisputed piece of figurative art [1960×1113]

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE