ancientart:

A few examples of Roman glass at the MET.
The garland bowl shown in the first image is, in my opinion, one of the finest example of Roman glass preserved for us today. Dating to the reign of Augustus in the first century, it has by some miracle remained essentially intact, except for a small chip to the rim and some weathering on the exterior. It is made up of four separate slices of translucent glass: blue, yellow, purple, and colourless. As you can see, each segment was then decorated with a small strip of millefiori glass which depict a garland hanging from an opaque white cord. It is extremely rare indeed that large sections of glass from antiquity were made up of different coloured glass. As the MET notes: it is also the only example that combines the technique with millefiori decoration. As such it represents the peak of the glass worker’s skill at producing cast vessels.
The two-handled bottle second shown is early Imperial, dating to the 1st century AD. The jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes is late Imperial, dating to about the 3rd century AD.
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections: 91.1.1402, 17.194.157 & 17.194.253.
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ancientart:

A few examples of Roman glass at the MET.
The garland bowl shown in the first image is, in my opinion, one of the finest example of Roman glass preserved for us today. Dating to the reign of Augustus in the first century, it has by some miracle remained essentially intact, except for a small chip to the rim and some weathering on the exterior. It is made up of four separate slices of translucent glass: blue, yellow, purple, and colourless. As you can see, each segment was then decorated with a small strip of millefiori glass which depict a garland hanging from an opaque white cord. It is extremely rare indeed that large sections of glass from antiquity were made up of different coloured glass. As the MET notes: it is also the only example that combines the technique with millefiori decoration. As such it represents the peak of the glass worker’s skill at producing cast vessels.
The two-handled bottle second shown is early Imperial, dating to the 1st century AD. The jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes is late Imperial, dating to about the 3rd century AD.
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections: 91.1.1402, 17.194.157 & 17.194.253.
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ancientart:

A few examples of Roman glass at the MET.
The garland bowl shown in the first image is, in my opinion, one of the finest example of Roman glass preserved for us today. Dating to the reign of Augustus in the first century, it has by some miracle remained essentially intact, except for a small chip to the rim and some weathering on the exterior. It is made up of four separate slices of translucent glass: blue, yellow, purple, and colourless. As you can see, each segment was then decorated with a small strip of millefiori glass which depict a garland hanging from an opaque white cord. It is extremely rare indeed that large sections of glass from antiquity were made up of different coloured glass. As the MET notes: it is also the only example that combines the technique with millefiori decoration. As such it represents the peak of the glass worker’s skill at producing cast vessels.
The two-handled bottle second shown is early Imperial, dating to the 1st century AD. The jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes is late Imperial, dating to about the 3rd century AD.
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections: 91.1.1402, 17.194.157 & 17.194.253.
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ancientart:

A few examples of Roman glass at the MET.

The garland bowl shown in the first image is, in my opinion, one of the finest example of Roman glass preserved for us today. Dating to the reign of Augustus in the first century, it has by some miracle remained essentially intact, except for a small chip to the rim and some weathering on the exterior. It is made up of four separate slices of translucent glass: blue, yellow, purple, and colourless. As you can see, each segment was then decorated with a small strip of millefiori glass which depict a garland hanging from an opaque white cord. It is extremely rare indeed that large sections of glass from antiquity were made up of different coloured glass. As the MET notes: it is also the only example that combines the technique with millefiori decoration. As such it represents the peak of the glass worker’s skill at producing cast vessels.

The two-handled bottle second shown is early Imperial, dating to the 1st century AD. The jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes is late Imperial, dating to about the 3rd century AD.

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections91.1.140217.194.157 & 17.194.253.

Source: ancientart

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Belissima!

echiromani:

The 1753 bronze statue of Saint Michael by Peter Anton von Verschaffelt that tops the Castel Sant’Angelo.

(via rev-artistry)

Source: echiromani

6rome, roma, italia, Saint Michael, angel, art, renaissance art, Castel St. Angelo, 18th century, sculpture,

Peppers!! (at South End Open Market)

My new favorite Tumblog. SO awesome.

uglyrenaissancebabies:

That moment when you realize the baby swaddled next to you has most definitely pooped himself. We’ve all been there. 

Source: uglyrenaissancebabies

6renaissance, babies, ugly, awesome, art, renaissance art,

pickeringtonlibrary:

hpldreads:

Now that our favorite Doctor is back in action, we couldn’t resist putting together a list of books featuring time travel. If you fancy a trip through time, try one of these titles.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Tempest by Julie Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Endless by Amanda Gray
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Love this list: time travel is one of our favorite science fiction/fantasy themes! 
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pickeringtonlibrary:

hpldreads:

Now that our favorite Doctor is back in action, we couldn’t resist putting together a list of books featuring time travel. If you fancy a trip through time, try one of these titles.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Tempest by Julie Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Endless by Amanda Gray
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Love this list: time travel is one of our favorite science fiction/fantasy themes! 
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pickeringtonlibrary:

hpldreads:

Now that our favorite Doctor is back in action, we couldn’t resist putting together a list of books featuring time travel. If you fancy a trip through time, try one of these titles.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Tempest by Julie Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Endless by Amanda Gray
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Love this list: time travel is one of our favorite science fiction/fantasy themes! 
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pickeringtonlibrary:

hpldreads:

Now that our favorite Doctor is back in action, we couldn’t resist putting together a list of books featuring time travel. If you fancy a trip through time, try one of these titles.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Tempest by Julie Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Endless by Amanda Gray
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Love this list: time travel is one of our favorite science fiction/fantasy themes! 
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Ha!

scorpiondagger:

i did a couple of short animations for this series for vice. 

(via the-pleasures-of-reading)

Source: scorpiondagger

6renaissance art, funny, gif, art, animation, clever, renaissance,

Taken thru the sunroof of my car. Part of a message from 5 sky writing planes. Morgan Sun paid big bucks for this promo! #gosox

6gosox,

Watching and wondering if our friends really are going to skinny dip in the sea. #summer
(at Second Beach, Newport RI)

6summer,

It makes my heart sick that Italy can’t manage to get its act together to preserve the rich heritage that lies at its feet.

(via Emperor Augustus stables in Rome to be reburied due to lack of funding - Telegraph)

Source: telegraph.co.uk

6ancient rome, italy, roma, italia, archaeology, augustus, caesar, circus maximus,

German restaurant Zum Domstein is offering up dishes from Apicius! I would love to visit and see how their versions differ from those that I’ve recreated.

6Apicius, ancient rome, zum domstein, germany, italy, food, restaurant,

Chris Cordiero and Renae Connolly of @cafeartscience plating dark chocolate mousse at tonight’s pop-up.

Birdcage #art on a telephone pole outside Mission Tapas in Pittsfield MA #berkshires

6berkshires, art,

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