Photo 20 Apr 3 notes adorableamazonian:

A page about helmet forms I found in an old book from my university library about ornamentation. Thought I’d share :)

adorableamazonian:

A page about helmet forms I found in an old book from my university library about ornamentation. Thought I’d share :)

Photo 20 Apr 3,990 notes hustonthetodd:


Claudette Colbert in Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra (1934) 

Geez.

hustonthetodd:

Claudette Colbert in Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra (1934) 

Geez.

Video 20 Apr 759 notes

queencate:

Cate Blanchett by Sean & Seng

Photo 20 Apr 672 notes aleyma:

Relief plaque with face of an owl, made in Egypt, 400-30 BC (source).

aleyma:

Relief plaque with face of an owl, made in Egypt, 400-30 BC (source).

Video 20 Apr 1,029 notes

art-of-swords:

General Leblois’ Chinese Saber

  • Dated: circa 1915
  • Measurements: overall lenght 34 1/2”. Blade lenght 23 1/2”

With a delicately arched grip and an ornate scabbard adorned with mixed metal damascened inlays of silver, copper and brass, this saber sword was the possession of French General Paul Adoplhe Leblois (1857-1930), a decorated hero of World War I. The inlays that adorn the sword are unquestionably rare, with few examples of such artistry attainable today. 

Sidenotes:

  1. Noted throughout his career for his bravery and military prowess, Leblois was grand Defense Commander in Saigon in 1910, leading the Fifth Colonial Infantry Brigade in 1912 and becoming the General of the Colonial Division in 1914.
  2. That same year, Leblois led the Second Colonial Division to a triumphant performance in battle. In 1917, Leblois was elected President of the Colonial Committee, and by February of 1918 he was named the Head of the French Troops in Indochina.
  3. For his illustrious military career, Leblois was awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 1926.  

Source: Copyright © 2014 M.S. Rau Antiques

Photo 20 Apr 430 notes hismarmorealcalm:

Vincenzo Gemito (1852 – 1929)  Medusa  1911  Parcel-gilt silver

hismarmorealcalm:

Vincenzo Gemito (1852 – 1929)  Medusa  1911  Parcel-gilt silver

Link 20 Apr 35,100 notes I just saw Captain America : The Winter Soldier and I just realized....»

shorm:

iamthedukeofurl:

cassieisnotapie:

Peggy Carter helped found SHIELD after Steve “died”.

It was founded at the camp that Steve trained at.

On marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Ward says “Someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD”

Guys.

Peggy created and named…

Photo 20 Apr 313 notes design-is-fine:

Peter Carl Fabergé. Apple Blossom Egg, 1901. Gold, Diamonds, Nephrite. St. Petersburg, Russia. © Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum 📷 Sven Beham

design-is-fine:

Peter Carl Fabergé. Apple Blossom Egg, 1901. Gold, Diamonds, Nephrite. St. Petersburg, Russia. © Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum 📷 Sven Beham

Video 20 Apr 1,023 notes

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Quote 20 Apr 31,078 notes
It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.
— Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life

“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”

Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)

(Source: pacificrimbrinkrp)


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