Icon with Sts. Sergius and Bacchus on one side and a face on the other
Tempera and gilt on linen and wood
H: 42 cm, W: 28 cm
Probably from Wadi el-Natrun, Monastery of the Syrians, ca. 1300
St. Sergius (on the left) and St. Bacchus (on the right) were two Syrian soldiers in the Roman army and suffered martyrdom in 296. Their names are written in Greek next to their heads. They wear Byzantine court dresses and gold collars around their necks. In one hand they hold swords and and in the other they carry staffs against their shoulders. The other side of the icon depicts a face. The hair is set with a diadem decorated with red and green jewels.
Coptic Museum, Cairo.
i just finished watching the first season of bbc’s in the flesh and i am just really impressed. i never blog about television or any other fandom type thing so you can see i really am really impressed
it’s another zombie show, but it’s much more than that, it’s a very smart commentary on a whole slew of social issues: drug addiction, mental illness, the AIDS epidemic, homosexuality, suicide, it just really makes you think a lot
the season’s only three episodes
i recommend it
Chapel, Krak des Chevaliers (قلعة الحصن) 11th c.
I am relatively recent to the States and thus far have yet to encounter the impress of anything worthy of station. There is something reconnoitered from my studies in ethnography concerning “American values” which led me to believe that morality and dignity were central to the traditional mores of USA culture. My naivete seems affirmed through pervasive and perverse strangulation of all things decent, exemplary in the recursions of narcissistic and tantalisitic profiles. Gobsmacked and searching I ask, “have you any originality?” and “are you even sentient!?” If thou be a woman of integrity reading, pardon these words for they are not meant for thine frustration. Nay, to the fearless harlot looking for a philanderer to whet your whistle, be scowled with the words “back to the witch’s pot from whence ye skulked!”
All glory and honor to women of renown chastity and integrity."
an okcupid “My self-summary” (via shortbreadsh)
this is beyond everything
i would join ok c to meet this person
i havent reviewed any greek at all yet this summer
I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING
or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant
I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation
and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange.
It’s finished! It’s finally finished! Here is my first piece for my personal project inspired by bestiaries and other illuminated manuscripts. This is kind of a test piece, to see how the idea would work.
I really hope you guys like it?! :D
i love it!!!
Sum, non sum
Fui, non fui
i’m still trying to making this hashtag happen
Margin detail of Besançon, Bibl. mun., ms. 0173, f. 011