Illustration by John D, Batten
for Celtic Fairy Tales collected by Joseph Jacobs
This ring was made in 1810 to mark the life of Princess Ameila, the youngest daughter of George III. Amelia’s death seems to have furthered George III’s mental problems. George IV, as Prince Regent, had 52 of these rings commissioned, with the words ‘Remember Me’ and the letter A inscribed on the front. The band of the ring reads, ‘Pss Amelia died 2nd Nov 1810 aged 27’.
Unknown artist 1560s
Cone of Enmetena, king of Lagash
“The text recounts the history of the borders drawn between the Sumerian states of Lagash and Umma (Lower Mesopotamia). The archivist of Enmetena (2404-2375 BC), prince of Lagash, relates the history of the contention from its beginning at the time when Mesalim, king of Kish, ruled over all Sumeria. The people of Umma did not keep the alliance treaty. Enmetena settled the difference and rebuilt the ditch.”
[Louvre Museum, Paris, France]
Source of image: http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=umma_lagash_border_conflict
source of details: http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/cone-enmetena-king-lagash
19th c. Steel, 3.5” x 2.5” x .5”
Found in a CT barn in my youth. … and that has made all the difference.
He stopped suddenly and looked at her with irony and contempt.
From I misteri di Roma contemporanea (The mysteries of contemporary Rome) vol. 1, author mentioned only by the initials G. S., Turin, 1861.
Daedalus and Icarus
Marble, 200 x 95 x 97 cm
Museo Correr, Venice
The Risen Christ
Oil on panel, 109 x 75 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
BOUTS, Dieric the Elder
Prophet Elijah in the Desert
Oil on panel, 88 x 71 cm
Young Indian Woman Wrapping a Shell-Fringed Band round her Leg
Marble, height 108 cm
Musée Calvet, Avignon