Rhyton cup with handle in the form of a lotus which emerges from the mouth of a symbolic
Rhyton cup with handle in the form of a lotus which emerges from the mouth of a symbolic monster mask or 'tao tieh'. This mask with its part-dragon, part-bovine features was traditionally regarded as a warning against greed and was a familiar decorative motif on ancient Chinese bronze vessels. Country of Origin: China. Culture: Chinese. Date/Period: Tang dynasty, AD 618-906. Material Size: glazed pottery, h=9cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ China House of Arts, New York . Location: 08.
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'Lord Curzon in his Study at Delhi', 1903. Artist: Mortimer L Menpes
'Lord Curzon in his Study at Delhi', 1903. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, the Delhi Durbar was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Two full weeks of festivities were devised in meticulous detail by Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India. From The Durbar, by Mortimer Menpes. Text by Dorothy Menpes. [Adam and Charles Black, London, 1903]
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'Calmettes', c1893. Artist: Pierre Petit
'Calmettes', c1893. Leon Charles Albert Calmette (1863-1933), French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist and an important officer of the Pasteur Institute. He discovered the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, an attenuated form of Mycobacterium bovis used in the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis. He also developed the first antivenom for snake venom, the Calmette's serum. From the 2e collection [Felix Potin, c1893].