Category Archives: History

The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts by Susan Brind Morrow

The “Pyramid Texts” are a group of hieroglyphics that were inscribed on the insides of the Old Kingdom pyramids at Saqqara 4,000 years ago, and, as such, some of the oldest writings that we are aware of. Intended only for … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

Photo of girl in white bathing suit standing atop blocks of ice supported by a sheet of “Tuf-flex” glass over a raging fire. from the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, The Ward M. Cannaday Center, University Libraries, Toledo, Ohio

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Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

Artist: Unknown American Date: ca. 1805 Medium: watercolor The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip’s churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens. Gibbes … Continue reading

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COSTUME DRAWING FOR THE AKRON RUBBER BALL: TRANSPORTATION (FEMALE) , 1938-1939

    Viktor Schreckengost (Sebring, Ohio, 1906 – 2008, Tallahassee, Florida) Renowned for his work in ceramics and toy and industrial design, Schreckengost also designed dazzling costumes for the royal court of the 1939 Akron Rubber Ball, a lavish social … Continue reading

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Male Figure Before a Goddess Drawing Aside Her Mantle

Cylinder seal and impression Syria (ca. 1720–1650 B.C.) For the ancient Near East, the act of procreation symbolized creation itself. The female figure in this scene reveals only her pubic area as if to emphasize this idea of procreation rather than … Continue reading

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Do they

call it Late Period Capitalism because it’s pregnant with something else?

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Statue

Cypriot Date: ca. 1450–1200 B.C the Metropolitan Museum of Art  

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Bas-Relief Sculpture, St. Vitus Cathedral

Photograph by Josef Sudek 1920s New Mexico Museum of Art

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By The 1%, For The 1%

Set your mind at rest, we shall keep open table, and the most unbounded appetites shall be satisfied. It is, after all, the easiest way of governing… —  Émile Zola, La Curée

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Female figure on throne

late 5th – early 4th century B.C. Greek, Attic  Princeton University Art Museum

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