Category Archives: Things Past

Elysian

In the expanding universe, the farther something is away from you, the faster it is receding. — David Overbye

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Yesterday’s Flower

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Female figurine holding breasts

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian Early Bronze Age 3200–2800 B.C. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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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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The Townley Venus

Roman; 1stC-2ndC; Ostia The British Museum Kypris keeps this spot. She loves to be here, Always looking out From the land over The brilliant sea. She Brings the sailors good Voyage, and the sea Quivers in awe of Her gleaming … Continue reading

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Figure of Isis-Aphrodite

Period: Roman Period Date: 2nd century A.D. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Terracotta painted brown, black, red, and pink on white engobe The Met

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The Gaze

Artist: Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) Person in Photograph: Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899) Date: 1856–57 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative The Met

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Marble relief with a dancing maenad

Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos Period: Early Imperial, Augustan Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Culture: Roman Medium: Marble, Pentelic The Met

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Lead & Opium

what could go wrong?

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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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