'An Egyptian Snake Charmer Piles His Trade Beside the Avenue of Sphinxes, Temple of Karnak
'An Egyptian Snake Charmer Piles His Trade Beside the Avenue of Sphinxes, Temple of Karnak, Thebes, Egypt', c1930s. Karnak Temple Complex near Luxor, in Egypt began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period. The Avenue of Sphinxes connected Luxor and Karnak temples and was used for ceremonial processions. From "Tour of the World". [Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa., New York, Chicago, London]
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Let Me Think of the Comfortable Family Dinners., 1862, (1923). Artist: Charles Edmund Brock
Let Me Think of the Comfortable Family Dinners., 1862, (1923). Dreamthorp: a Book of Essays Written in the Country', had a running theme in an understanding that human finiteness contributes to our awareness of joy and beauty in the everyday. From 'Christmas, Alexander Smith's Essays, 'Dreamthorp. Pen and Wash Drawing, 1923. Alexander Smith (1830-1867) was a Scottish poet and essayist. From British Book Illustration - Yesterday and To-day edited by Geoffrey Holme. [The Studio, Ltd., London, 1923]. (Colorised black and white print).
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An archbishop, late 12th century, (1843).Artist: Henry Shaw
An archbishop, late 12th century, (1843). Archbishop in pontifical dress. The lower part of the alba is visible above the ankles, over this is the fringed tunic, and then the richly ornamented dalmatic, descending to the knees. On top is the chasuble, thrown over the body, with a standing collar. On the left arm is the maniple. Embroidered caligae (boots) reached to the knees. Behind the mitre are the vittae or infulae. The two marks, the pall or narrow label running around the shoulders, made of white wool with purple crosses, distinguished the archibishop from the bishop. Illustration from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries, by Henry Shaw, (London, 1843).
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