Syrian Ax ~ The cup decorating the socket of this Ax is the insignia of a Mamluk emir and indicates that he held the important ceremonial office of cupbearer to the sultan. Ca. 1450–1500 [1457×1941]

Syrian Ax ~ The cup decorating the socket of this Ax is the insignia of a Mamluk emir and indicates that he held the important ceremonial office of cupbearer to the sultan. Ca. 1450–1500 [1457×1941]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Vanilla Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting! (recipe is in the comments 💕) Super moist, fluffy & buttery cake loaded with vanilla flavour-the perfect cake to indulge in with a cup of coffee!!

Vanilla Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting! (recipe is in the comments 💕) Super moist, fluffy & buttery cake loaded with vanilla flavour-the perfect cake to indulge in with a cup of coffee!!