[OS] Japanese Portable Christian Shrine with South American oil painting of Virgin and Child; Momoyama Period; 16th Century [2000×1620]

[OS] Japanese Portable Christian Shrine with South American oil painting of Virgin and Child; Momoyama Period; 16th Century [2000×1620]

Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years old.

Green River Diplomystus. An extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. The various fossil beds of the Green River Formation span a 5-million-year period, dating to between 53.5 and 48.5 million years… Continue Reading

Bronze coffin adorned with a figure of the creator god Atum in the form of a cobra and is believed to have once housed a mummified serpent. Egypt, Late or Ptolemaic Period. 664 to 30 B.C [1536×1041]

Bronze coffin adorned with a figure of the creator god Atum in the form of a cobra and is believed to have once housed a mummified serpent. Egypt, Late or Ptolemaic Period. 664 to 30 B.C [1536×1041]

Eight legged low table decorated with inlays of mother of pearl and gilded bronze. Japan, Kamakura Period. 12th to 14th century AD. [1536×1213]

Eight legged low table decorated with inlays of mother of pearl and gilded bronze. Japan, Kamakura Period. 12th to 14th century AD. [1536×1213]

A British Chamberpot with a built-in small bust of Napoleon Bonaparte, so you could poo/pee on him. From the Napoleonic period, ca. 1803-1805 [1000×999]

A British Chamberpot with a built-in small bust of Napoleon Bonaparte, so you could poo/pee on him. From the Napoleonic period, ca. 1803-1805 [1000×999]

A statuette of Osiris-Iah, a combination of the gods Osiris (God of the Dead and Lord of the Duat) and Iah (a lunar deity) dating from Late Period or Ptolemaic Period (664–30 BCE). (2,666 × 4,000)

A statuette of Osiris-Iah, a combination of the gods Osiris (God of the Dead and Lord of the Duat) and Iah (a lunar deity) dating from Late Period or Ptolemaic Period (664–30 BCE). (2,666 × 4,000)

A couple of bees perfectly napping in a flower. The bees sleep 5 – 6 hours in 24 hours period and many bees hold each other’s legs as they sleep. Some native bees sleep in the flowers. (credit: Joe Neely)

A couple of bees perfectly napping in a flower. The bees sleep 5 – 6 hours in 24 hours period and many bees hold each other’s legs as they sleep. Some native bees sleep in the flowers. (credit: Joe Neely)

Is period propaganda allowed? If so then from Ying Yeping’s “Arduous Journey” a set of paintings commemorating the Chinese Red Army’s “Long March” (1934-1935). Done in the traditional Chinese hanging-scroll watercolor, it depicts a romantic vision of the Red Army’s retreat. 1961 (1072×2953)

Is period propaganda allowed? If so then from Ying Yeping’s “Arduous Journey” a set of paintings commemorating the Chinese Red Army’s “Long March” (1934-1935). Done in the traditional Chinese hanging-scroll watercolor, it depicts a romantic vision of the Red Army’s… Continue Reading

The sacred remains of Buddhist monk Shinnyokai, who died in 1786 at 96, after a long period of ascesis intended to preserve his body after death [2062×1486]

The sacred remains of Buddhist monk Shinnyokai, who died in 1786 at 96, after a long period of ascesis intended to preserve his body after death [2062×1486]