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ratak-monodosico:

A flexible rapier made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 

 

 

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(Source: desert-dreamer, via jinon)

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tmc102464:

Charlie Parker

tmc102464:

Charlie Parker

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nickdrake:

Jack Kerouac

nickdrake:

Jack Kerouac

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updownsmilefrown:

Joe Louis is knocked down by Jersey Joe Walcott at Madison Square Garden, December 1947. Louis recovered to retain his World Heavyweight title.

updownsmilefrown:

Joe Louis is knocked down by Jersey Joe Walcott at Madison Square Garden, December 1947. Louis recovered to retain his World Heavyweight title.

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bulletproofbhatki:

Gilt Copper Figure of Amoghapasa


Nepal 11th – 12th Century Height: 23 cm

bulletproofbhatki:

Gilt Copper Figure of Amoghapasa

Nepal
11th – 12th Century
Height: 23 cm

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theconstantbuzz:

Sade © Helmut Newton

theconstantbuzz:

Sade © Helmut Newton

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hoodoothatvoodoo:

Genia Rubin

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Genia Rubin

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ancientart:

Baoen Sutra Paradise, color on silk, 160.8 x 121.6 cm. Tang Dynasty, ca. 850.
The image was discovered at the Mogao Caves near Dun Huang in the “1000 Buddha cave”. Shakyamuni is seated in the center of the image. The left and right sides show scene of Prince Siddhartha as described in the Baoen Sutra.
Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Scan via the Wiki Commons.

ancientart:

Baoen Sutra Paradise, color on silk, 160.8 x 121.6 cm. Tang Dynasty, ca. 850.

The image was discovered at the Mogao Caves near Dun Huang in the “1000 Buddha cave”. Shakyamuni is seated in the center of the image. The left and right sides show scene of Prince Siddhartha as described in the Baoen Sutra.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Scan via the Wiki Commons.

(via jacony)

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buddhabe:

Avalokiteshvara

buddhabe:

Avalokiteshvara

(Source: amyipaguana, via jacony)

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buddhabe:

Buddha. India, Gupta period (c. 319 - 6th century).

buddhabe:

Buddha. India, Gupta period (c. 319 - 6th century).

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