This bowl was meant to be part of this set, but the glue line on the foot didn’t match.
- Attributed to Jean Berain I (1640 - 1711)
- Dated: circa 1670 - 1680
- Culture: French
- Medium: steel, gold and velvet, etched, chiselled and gilded
- Measurements: blade length: 53.2 cm, straps length: 7.3 cm. Weight: 1.92 kg
- Inscription: ‘NEC PLVRIBVS IM·PAR’
- Dated: 1719
- Culture: Polish
- Medium: steel, oak, copper alloy, gold, velvet and silk, stippled and gilded
- Measurements: overall length (including socket): 62.2 cm, straps length: 45.7 cm. Weight: 2.69 kg
- Dated: 1714
- Culture: French
- Medium: steel, silver and pine, damascened and engraved
- Measurements: overall length: 184 cm. Head length: 32 cm. Weight: 1.3 kg
- Dated: 1620
- Culture: French
- Medium: steel, gold, copper alloy, silk, velvet and cotton, blued and damascened
- Measurements: overall length: 222 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 3.104 kg
- Inscription: ‘L’ With collars of the Orders of St Michel and the Saint-Esprit
- Designer: probably Georges Berain
- Dated: 1662 - 1715
- Culture: French
- Medium: steel, gold, silk, wood, silver, copper alloy and velvet, chiselled, blued and damascened
- Measurements: overall length: 240 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 2.91 kg
- Inscription: ‘NEC PLURIBUS IMPAR’ ‘Equal to anything’
- Dated: 1640
- Culture: German
- Medium: steel, copper alloy, gold and oak, etched and gilded
- Measurements: hear length: 61 cm (including socket). Straps length: 47.6 cm. Weight: 3.48 kg
- Heraldry: 3 lances, the banner charges with crosses patty; supported by cranes holding also the mitre, sword and episcopal staff
- Inscription: ‘IN · HOC · SIGNO’
- Decoration: Arms (three keys, 2 and 1; supporters; two cranes, each holding a key)
- Inscription: ‘·POUR · BIEN ·’d
As where the official LEGO version features 1,368 pieces, this custom job utilizes over 150,000 LEGO building blocks to recreate the classic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic film. In addition to the staggering number of bricks used for the installation, Helm’s Deep also includes 1,700 minifgures.
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7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries
With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;
- Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
- University Club Library – New York City
- Admont Abbey Library – Austria
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
- Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa
Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.
Handmade Swords - “St. Petersburg” Rapier
- Maker & Copyright: Mezhov
- Materials: steel, damascus, silver, sapphires
- Technics: forging, tapping, welding, soldering, fretwork, casting, etching, jewel fastener, greening, blue-ing, nickel-plating
The rapier reproduces the military beginning and embodies the synthesis of the culture, art, and history of the city’s name it carries. The handle consists of a cup hilt made in form of Peter and Paul’s Fortress - starting point of city history - with Saint Andrew’s Cross inside.
The crosspiece is a cannon - symbol of military power; bail - none other than lyre - muse of city’s art while the classic column symbolize the architectural beginnings. The mosaic Damascus screw crowns the sword’s hilt. On the sheath’s orifice stays is a lion with a ring in his mouth - symbol of guard.
Source: Copyright © Mezhov
SHADES OF RED
Alizarin crimson, Amaranth, Angry, Antares, Auburn, Beet red, Blood, Bloodshot, Burgundy, Candy apple red, Cardinal, Carmine, Carnation, Carnelian, Cayenne, Cerise, Cherry, Chestnut, Chianti, Cinnabar, Claret, Coccineous, Coquelicot, Cordovan, Cramoisy, Cranberry, Crimson, Cudbear, Damask, Eosin, Erubescent, Erythro-, Falu red, Fire brick, Fire engine red, Flame, Florid, Folly, Garnet, Geranium, Germander, Grenadine, Gules, Haematic, Haemoglobin, Hibiscus, Incarnadine, Indian red, Kermes, Lateritious, Lava, Lobster, Lurid, Lust, Madder, Maroon, Miniaceous, Minium, Nacarat, Oxblood, Persian red, Pink, Poinsettia, Pomegranate, Ponceau, Poppy, Puccoon, Puniceous, Pyrrhous, Radish, Raspberry, Red alert, Redwood, Rose, Rhodopsin, Rhubarb, Rojo, Roon, Rosewood, Rosso corsa, Rouge, Rubicund, Rubigenous, Ruby, Ruddy, Rufous, Rust, Rutilant, Sangria, Sanguine, Sard, Scarlet, Solferino, Stammel, Strawberry, Sunburnt, Terracotta, Turkey red, Tuscan red, Upsdell red, Venetian red, Vermeil, Vermilion, Vinaceous, Vinous, Watermelon, Wine.
TOWER OF BABEL
The Tower of Babel (Hebrew: מגדל בבל Migdal Bavel Arabic: برج بابل Burj Babil) according to the Book of Genesis, was an enormous tower built in the plain of Shinar (Hebrew: שנער). The phrase “The Tower of Babel” does not actually appear in the Bible; it is always, “the city and its tower” (אֶת-הָעִיר וְאֶת-הַמִּגְדָּל) or just “the city” (הָעִיר). It is thought that the city received the name “Babel”, from the Hebrew word “balal”, meaning to jumble.
According to the biblical account, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating from the east, came to the land of Shinar, where they resolved to build a city with a tower that reached the heavens. God seeing this project was affronted with the audacity of humanity thus resolved to confound their speech by creating thousands of different languages so that the people would not be able to communicate effectively to complete their goal. The result was humanity scattering itself across the world, taking their individual languages with them whilst the tower remained unfinished.
Biology: the strong affinity that develops in some species between a pair (usually male and female), potentially leading to producing offspring, or in some cases, as with humans, wolves, penguins, etc., in same-sex pairings as a life-long bond. The term often implies either a lifelong socially monogamous relationship or a stage of mating interaction in socially monogamous species. It is sometimes used in reference to human relationships.