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Basalt Collection

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Wishing Chair, Giants Causeway, Ireland, 1897. Creator: Works and Sun Sculpture Studios

The Wishing Chair, Giants Causeway, Ireland, 1897. Creator: Works and Sun Sculpture Studios
The Wishing Chair, Giants Causeway, Ireland, 1897. From " Underwood and Underwood Publishers, New York-London-Toroto Canada-Ottawa Kansas."

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Moabite Stone, 1926

The Moabite Stone, 1926. The Moabite Stone, discovered in 1868, is a black basalt stone bearing an inscription by the 9th century BC Moabite King Mesha

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Giants Causeway, c1870

The Giants Causeway, c1870. Interlocking volcanic basalt columns at UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Giants Causeway, in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland

Background imageBasalt Collection: Relief orthostat depicting a chariot from Sam'al, 9th century BC

Relief orthostat depicting a chariot from Sam'al, 9th century BC. Creator: Spaethethitische Bildkunst (1200-700 v)
Relief orthostat depicting a chariot from Sam'al, 9th century BC. Found in the Collection of the Archaeological Museum, Istanbul

Background imageBasalt Collection: Sketches from H.M.S. Challenger, by Mr. J. J. Wild: Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island, 1876

Sketches from H.M.S. Challenger, by Mr. J. J. Wild: Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Sketches from H.M.S. Challenger, by Mr. J. J. Wild: Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island, 1876. The gigantic natural arch at its entrance

Background imageBasalt Collection: Heads of Prisoners, 1878-1783 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Heads of Prisoners, 1878-1783 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Heads of Prisoners, 1878-1783 B.C

Background imageBasalt Collection: Ancestor Figure (tiki) (image 1 of 2), c.1800. Creator: Unknown

Ancestor Figure (tiki) (image 1 of 2), c.1800. Creator: Unknown
Ancestor Figure (tiki) (image 1 of 2), c.1800

Background imageBasalt Collection: Serpent Rattle Tail, between 450 and 650. Creator: Unknown

Serpent Rattle Tail, between 450 and 650. Creator: Unknown
Serpent Rattle Tail, between 450 and 650

Background imageBasalt Collection: Head of a Man with Fragmentary Inscription, Egypt, 25th - 26th Dynasty (755 - 525 BCE)

Head of a Man with Fragmentary Inscription, Egypt, 25th - 26th Dynasty (755 - 525 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Head of a Man with Fragmentary Inscription, Egypt, 25th - 26th Dynasty (755 - 525 BCE)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson

Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson
Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897

Background imageBasalt Collection: Block Statue Inscribed for Sr-Dhwty, 664-525 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Block Statue Inscribed for Sr-Dhwty, 664-525 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Block Statue Inscribed for Sr-Dhwty, 664-525 B.C

Background imageBasalt Collection: Hacha in the Form of a Skull, between 700 and 900. Creator: Unknown

Hacha in the Form of a Skull, between 700 and 900. Creator: Unknown
Hacha in the Form of a Skull, between 700 and 900

Background imageBasalt Collection: Palma, between 600 and 900. Creator: Unknown

Palma, between 600 and 900. Creator: Unknown
Palma, between 600 and 900

Background imageBasalt Collection: Palma in the Form of an Owl's Head, between 600 and 900. Creator: Unknown

Palma in the Form of an Owl's Head, between 600 and 900. Creator: Unknown
Palma in the Form of an Owl's Head, between 600 and 900

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Gulf of Naples with the Island of Ischia in the Distance, 1818. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip

The Gulf of Naples with the Island of Ischia in the Distance, 1818. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
The Gulf of Naples with the Island of Ischia in the Distance, 1818

Background imageBasalt Collection: Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, 1913

Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, 1913
Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, Cut in March 1913. Men working on the Panama Canal project

Background imageBasalt Collection: Tigre Island, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Tigre Island, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Tigre Island, [now in Honduras], 1850. From "Illustrated London News", 1850. Sketch by "a Traveller in Central America"...of...the interior of the island

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Northernmost Chincha (Guano) Island, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Northernmost Chincha (Guano) Island, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Northernmost Chincha (Guano) Island, [Peru], 1850. Sketch by "a Traveller in Central America". In 1840 attention was first drawn to guano for the purposes of agriculture in Europe

Background imageBasalt Collection: Fingal's Cave, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger

Fingal's Cave, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger
Fingal's Cave, 1772

Background imageBasalt Collection: Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger

Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger
Giant's Causeway, 1772

Background imageBasalt Collection: Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger

Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger
Giant's Causeway, 1772

Background imageBasalt Collection: Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger

Giant's Causeway, 1772. Creator: John Cleveley the Younger
Giant's Causeway, 1772

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Aztec Calendar Stone, or Stone of the Sun, National Museum, Mexico City, c1930s

The Aztec Calendar Stone, or Stone of the Sun, National Museum, Mexico City, c1930s. A name glyph of Aztec ruler Moctezuma II suggests the basalt Aztec sun stone was carved c1502- 1521

Background imageBasalt Collection: God Vishnu with Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati, Pala period, 10th / 12th century. Creator: Unknown

God Vishnu with Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati, Pala period, 10th / 12th century. Creator: Unknown
God Vishnu with Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati, Pala period, 10th/12th century

Background imageBasalt Collection: Vishnu Trivikrama, Pala period, 11th century. Creator: Unknown

Vishnu Trivikrama, Pala period, 11th century. Creator: Unknown
Vishnu Trivikrama, Pala period, 11th century

Background imageBasalt Collection: Snake Goddess Manasa, Pala period, c. 11th century. Creator: Unknown

Snake Goddess Manasa, Pala period, c. 11th century. Creator: Unknown
Snake Goddess Manasa, Pala period, c. 11th century

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basaltic Arch, Iceland. Creator: Tom Artin

Basaltic Arch, Iceland. Creator: Tom Artin
Basaltic Arch, Iceland

Background imageBasalt Collection: Bodhisattva Simhanada Lokeshvara, Pala period, about 11th century. Creator: Unknown

Bodhisattva Simhanada Lokeshvara, Pala period, about 11th century. Creator: Unknown
Bodhisattva Simhanada Lokeshvara, Pala period, about 11th century

Background imageBasalt Collection: Karttikeya, Commander of the Divine Army, Seated on a Peacock, Ganga Period

Karttikeya, Commander of the Divine Army, Seated on a Peacock, Ganga Period, about 12th century. Gray statue with multiple heads and arms seated on Peacock

Background imageBasalt Collection: God Brahma, Pala Period, c. 9th century. Creator: Unknown

God Brahma, Pala Period, c. 9th century. Creator: Unknown
God Brahma, Pala Period, c. 9th century

Background imageBasalt Collection: Sugar Bowl, Hanley, 1810 / 20. Creator: Hackwood, Dimmock & Co

Sugar Bowl, Hanley, 1810 / 20. Creator: Hackwood, Dimmock & Co
Sugar Bowl, Hanley, 1810/20

Background imageBasalt Collection: Statue of Shebenhor, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE). Creator: Unknown

Statue of Shebenhor, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Statue of Shebenhor, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Statue of Horus, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown

Statue of Horus, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Statue of Horus, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Head from Statuette of a King, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Head from Statuette of a King, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Fragmentary Statue: Bust of a Seated Man, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Fragmentary Statue: Bust of a Seated Man, Egypt, Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown

Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown
Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400/1500

Background imageBasalt Collection: Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Creator: Unknown

Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Creator: Unknown
Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Large plaque of stone carved with animal and geometric hieroglyphs

Background imageBasalt Collection: Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland, 1796-97. Creator: Thomas Girtin

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland, 1796-97. Creator: Thomas Girtin
Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland, 1796-97

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Isle of Staffa, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Creator: Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding

The Isle of Staffa, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Creator: Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding
The Isle of Staffa, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Basalt columns on Staffa, an island of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. From " Islands Round Britain", by R. M

Background imageBasalt Collection: Middle Block-house, Cascades, 1872. Creator: Robert Swain Gifford

Middle Block-house, Cascades, 1872. Creator: Robert Swain Gifford
Middle Block-house, Cascades, 1872. The Columbia River, USA: The Cascades are the fierce and whirling rapids wherein the river falls forty feet, twenty feet of it being taken almost at a leap

Background imageBasalt Collection: Cape Horn, 1872. Creator: John Filmer

Cape Horn, 1872. Creator: John Filmer
Cape Horn, 1872. Basalt cliff outcrop on the Columbia River, Washington, USA: Majestic ramparts, like Cape Horn, rose, a vast, columnar wall, sometimes seven hundred feet in height

Background imageBasalt Collection: Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Creator: Albert Bobbett

Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Creator: Albert Bobbett
Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Waterfall in Oregon, USA: when below the falls, the tremendous proportions of the scenery forcibly impress the mind

Background imageBasalt Collection: Fingals Cave, Staffa, c1870

Fingals Cave, Staffa, c1870. Basalt sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in Scotland, known by a poem by James Macpherson. In Irish mythology, Fingal is known as Fionn mac Cumhaill

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Rock and Spindle, 1898. Creator: Unknown

The Rock and Spindle, 1898. Creator: Unknown
The Rock and Spindle, 1898. Rock and Spindle basalt volcanic rock formation From " Our Own Country, Volume II". [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1898]

Background imageBasalt Collection: Connecticut Valley from Mount Tom, 1874. Creator: Samuel Valentine Hunt

Connecticut Valley from Mount Tom, 1874. Creator: Samuel Valentine Hunt
Connecticut Valley from Mount Tom, 1874. View of the Connecticut River from the Mount Tom Range in Massachusetts, USA. From " Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

Background imageBasalt Collection: Titans Pier, Mount Holyoke, 1874. Creator: James H. Richardson

Titans Pier, Mount Holyoke, 1874. Creator: James H. Richardson
Titans Pier, Mount Holyoke, 1874. Rock formation in the Holyoke Range, Massachusetts, USA. From " Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains

Background imageBasalt Collection: Pleaskin Head, Anrim, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Pleaskin Head, Anrim, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Pleaskin Head, Anrim, 1898. Pleaskin Head on the Atlantic Ocean at the Giants Causeway in County Antrim with interlocking volcanic basalt columns, is listed as a World Heritage Site

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Cave of a Warrior Hero, c1948. Creator: Unknown

The Cave of a Warrior Hero, c1948. Creator: Unknown
The Cave of a Warrior Hero, c1948. From " Newnes Pictorial Knowledge Volume 3". [George Newnes Limited, London]



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