Short Sword with Ornate Handle

  • Dated: 6th–5th century B.C.E.
  • Culture: North China
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Measurements: L. 14 in. (35.6 cm)
  • Classification: Metalwork

Source: © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art


"That power made hime insane.Zalazane enslaved most of the Darkspears,turning them into mindless minions.Vol’jin escaped with some,then returned with his Horde allies to free the Echo Isles.He’d led the forces that killed Zalazane,felt his blood splash,heard him breahte his last.He liked to think,in that last moment,in the last spark he’d seen in Zalazane’s eyes,that his old friend had returned to sanity and was pleased to be free."

I was somehow moved by this photograph,which was quoted from Shadows of the Horde.So I drew this…and missed the guy,Zalazane.

(via shithowdy)


Visual Anthropology Photo Essay - Corpus: Mining the Border, Sierra Leone, by Danny Hoffman 2013


fashion photographer carl stolz took a series of photographs for a non profit aid agency, “mensen in nood" (people in need). (reminds me of peter singer’s "the life you can save”)

(via ourafrica)



Blue Head” by Burnt Umber on Flickr

Photo of a sculpture from the Coconut Grove Art Festival 2013 in Miami, FL

Caption: “I was at the Coconut Grove Art Festival this weekend. A couple of pieces caught my eye. I was being exceptionally lazy and did not grab either the artists name or the title of the work.”

(Source: klaassen)


In this video, curator Peter Whiteley takes us behind the scenes for a look at some of the incredible artifacts in the Museum’s Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples collection.

Watch it here.


Eye Candy #4 (The one on the right is devine!)


Healing Scroll

Date: 18th–19th century Geography: Ethiopia, Tigray region Culture: Tigray region Medium: Parchment, ink, pigments, cotton
In Ethiopia customized protective scrolls that interweave sacred imagery with textual prayers have been prescribed by traditional healers for over two thousand years. These were carried on the person of the individual to whom they were specifically dedicated to shield them from harm.
Often the customized content of a scroll is astrologically determined. In Ethiopia as in ancient Greece, each human being has a corresponding zodiac sign associated with a particular destiny and talismanic character. The iconography of the scrolls thus alternate between talismanic “seals” and representations of saints, angels and archangels shown in the act of fighting demons. The seals are modeled on the seal of God that was revealed to King Solomon and feature geometric patterns intertwined with stylized representations of multiple visages and eyes that indicate prayers for divine intervention.