Sunday, September 14, 2014
design-is-fine:

Lienhard Miller, sundial, 1620. Ivory. Germany ©LHH 

Diptych dials became popular during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were used as portable timepieces. The sun was used for telling time during the day, and the moon at night. Miller was a famous instrument maker who worked in Nuremberg. Not all sundials were signed, but many bore punchmarks of the makers, in this case a fleur-de-lys. Source

design-is-fine:

Lienhard Miller, sundial, 1620. Ivory. Germany ©LHH 

Diptych dials became popular during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were used as portable timepieces. The sun was used for telling time during the day, and the moon at night. Miller was a famous instrument maker who worked in Nuremberg. Not all sundials were signed, but many bore punchmarks of the makers, in this case a fleur-de-lys. Source

(Source: hannover.de)

japaneseaesthetics:

Two Gallinules and Lotus Leaves in Shallow Water in the Rain.  Woodblock print, 20th century, Japan, by artist Soseki. 
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of C. Adrian Rübel
, 1978.417

japaneseaesthetics:

Two Gallinules and Lotus Leaves in Shallow Water in the Rain.  Woodblock print, 20th century, Japan, by artist Soseki. 

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of C. Adrian Rübel

, 1978.417

(Source: harvardartmuseums.org)

Saturday, September 13, 2014
fialux:

青白い炎を吐く小魚がかっこいいぞ | IDEA*IDEA

ちなみに光っているのは炎ではなくて貝虫の一種。この貝虫、魚に食べられるとピカっと光って捕食者の位置を他の敵に知らしめる、という嫌がらせをするそうです。それを小魚が嫌って吐き出すとこの炎になるのだとか・・・。

fialux:

青白い炎を吐く小魚がかっこいいぞ | IDEA*IDEA

ちなみに光っているのは炎ではなくて貝虫の一種。この貝虫、魚に食べられるとピカっと光って捕食者の位置を他の敵に知らしめる、という嫌がらせをするそうです。それを小魚が嫌って吐き出すとこの炎になるのだとか・・・。

(Source: zadornovs)

春先に北海道から近畿地方に家族で引っ越して来たんだけど
台風に慣れてなくて、避難場所に行くのに手間どっていたら
庭先に鹿が一頭迷いこんで来た…
北海道のエゾシカは結構凶暴なので 家族みんなで(*゚Д゚)))))ヒィィィィィィ!!となったんだけど
何と窓越しに家の犬(ボーダーコリー)とコンタクトをとり始めた…
犬は家族に鼻を鳴らしながら何かを訴えてきた。
母が「もしかして鹿も避難して来たんじゃない?」と言い出し
さつまいもを棒状に切り窓からそっと出すと 後ろからさらに鹿が2頭現れて
そのうちの一頭の背中には猫がしがみついていた。。
結局、さつまいもをあげている間に水が引いて避難はしなかったんだけど
鹿が帰る時に猫を置いて行ったので なぜか猫を飼う事になった。
違う動物同士でも緊急時には 助け合いをする事が本当に衝撃だったし
鹿の頭を撫でる事が出来たのも衝撃的だった…おとなしくて可愛いかった。
今まで生きてきて凄く衝撃的だった体験 119度目 (via 46187)

(Source: green-noa)

Friday, September 12, 2014
ancientart:

An Egyptian snake coffin.
Made of bronze, dates to 664-30 B.C.E..

Egyptian religion frequently adopted a mulitplicity of approaches to explain or represent different aspects of a single divine concept. The sun god, for instance, had a morning aspect called Khepri, commonly depicted as a scarab beetle pushing the sun disk across the heavens much as a beetle rolls a ball of dung across the desert floor. The noontime sun was Re or Re-Horakhty, often shown as a falcon or falcon-headed man with a sun disk on his head. Atum, who personified the sun that set over the western horizon to travel through the underworld, could be represented in many guises, including those of a human-headed cobra, a ram-headed man, or a weary old man.

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, via their online collections: 36.624.

ancientart:

An Egyptian snake coffin.

Made of bronze, dates to 664-30 B.C.E..

Egyptian religion frequently adopted a mulitplicity of approaches to explain or represent different aspects of a single divine concept. The sun god, for instance, had a morning aspect called Khepri, commonly depicted as a scarab beetle pushing the sun disk across the heavens much as a beetle rolls a ball of dung across the desert floor. The noontime sun was Re or Re-Horakhty, often shown as a falcon or falcon-headed man with a sun disk on his head. Atum, who personified the sun that set over the western horizon to travel through the underworld, could be represented in many guises, including those of a human-headed cobra, a ram-headed man, or a weary old man.

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, via their online collections36.624.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

yajifun:

hikikaze no kusuri to goshu

引風の薬等5種 絵師不明 西垣武一 旧蔵 年代不詳

"かぜくすり 引風の薬 諸病大ねつさまし 六神丸 はらいたみニよし 熊膽圓 くだりはら一切ニよし はら薬 大人小児ねつさまし 萬病感應丸 富山市梅澤町 本舗 株式會社 廣貫堂"

kazegusuri to rokushu

かぜ薬等6種 絵師不明 西垣武一 旧蔵 年代不詳

"かぜ藥 トンプク はら藥 六神丸 救命丸 セメン圓 有効製剤本舗"

yajifun:

gozoen to goshu
五臓円等5種 絵師不明 西垣武一 旧蔵 年代不詳
"五臓圓 ピルス 一角丸 ピリン丸 萬病感應丸 しぼりはらくだりはら??? はら薬 きつけどくけし 寶丹丸 製劑本舗 富山廣貫堂 伊藤直榮 電話一二二番電話三六四番 振替貯蓄口座一六、三〇二番"

yajifun:

gozoen to goshu

五臓円等5種 絵師不明 西垣武一 旧蔵 年代不詳

"五臓圓 ピルス 一角丸 ピリン丸 萬病感應丸 しぼりはらくだりはら??? はら薬 きつけどくけし 寶丹丸 製劑本舗 富山廣貫堂 伊藤直榮 電話一二二番電話三六四番 振替貯蓄口座一六、三〇二番"