Antique things that are supposed to be heads.
Gillian Anderson as Morticia Addams - Imgur
Please let this be a thing. Though Angelica Houston is marvelous and will forever by Morticia, a remake/reboot would be wonderful…as long as someone resurrects Raul Julia.
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
The Sassanid Cup of Chosroes, made for the Sassanian king Chosroes I (often refered to as Khosrau I or Kasra by classical sources). AD 531-579.
This cup was formally in the treasury of Saint-Denis, where it was known as the Cup of Solomon. It is made of gold, rock crystal, and green and red glass.
Gaudy bright + full of patterns = SILK ROAD.
Brings to mind Michael Z. Swanwick’s The Dragons of Babel
Étienne Martellange S. J. - Avignon (c. 1608).
Bats illuminated by lightning
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)
Wonderful, poetic defense of fan fiction.