Was just listening to a recent lecture by Gwen Marston on YouTube. These two quilts are from a new book she has coming out in March on minimalist quilts. Here’s the link if you want to see the lecture. http://youtu.be/nYzESjhZ1vk (she starts about 5 1/2 minutes in). #quilting #quilt #modern #abstract #art #gwenmarston #dennosmuseum
Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right. Made of alabaster, from Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq). Neo-Assyrian Period, ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
The figures in the reliefs from King Ashur-nair-pal II’s palace, including the king himself, are sometimes depicted with wrist- and headbands decorated with rosettes. When worn by genies, rosettes may identify them as personal attendants of the king. The rosette may have been associated with the worship of the goddess Ishtar, since numerous rosettes have been found in her temple in the Assyrian city of Ashur.
Filitosa, Corsica, France.
The earliest evidence we currently have of human occupation on this site dates to the early Neolithic, possibly around 6,000 BC. The majority of the structures visible and preserved today date to the middle and late Bronze Age (from about 1,750 BC), with a few from the beginning of the Iron Age (about 700 BC).
The following segment is from Ian Shaw & Robert Jameson’s A Dictionary of Archaeology (2002). The ‘menhirs’ mentioned refer to the large upright standing stones.
Situated on a small hill in the Taravo Valley of Southern Corsica, this Bronze Age site consists of a circuit of Cyclopean masonry -built around rocky outcrops- enclosing tower structures of the Torre type that have been radiocarbon dated to about 1750-1500 BC. One of these was built partly of re-used statue menhirs, and other statue-menhirs have been found in the area. As well as many fragments, at least 13 complete anthropomorphic menhirs have now been located, making Filitosa the most prolific site of its kind.
These statues seem to be schematic representations of the warriors of the period: most have either a dagger or a long sword [+note the sword shown in the second photo], and some have holes bored into their heads that may have been used to attach horns. The statue-menhirs must predate the tower structures, but possibly not by more than a few centuries.
Photos courtesy & taken by Jacqueline Poggi.
Artifacts from the Aidonia Treasure, a collection of Mycenaean gold jewellery. The collection was returned to Greece in 1996, after it was thought robbed from a cemetery at Aidonia in the late 1970s.
The first image shows stylized gold papyrus ornaments in repoussé, and the second, gold relief beads in the form of triple-leaves. The third photo shows golden relief beads in the form of lilies, papyrus-lilies, and half-rosettes. Visible in the fourth photo are gold signet rings. The left ring shows a chariot scene, and two processing women holding flowers are shown in the right.
These artifacts are thought to originate from the Mycenaean necropolis of Aidonia, west of Nemea. 15th century B.C.E.
A few pictures of the quilting I did for Cindy Y.
Just some words of wisdom from Carl
I could barely finish the article. I started scratching and brushing at the hair on my arms…
The Savannah Project by Price Street Projects in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
As a port city, Savannah has an abundance of obsolete shipping containers. Artist Julio Garcia repurposed two of these containers to create his residence and studio in the Savannah woods.
Double Paddle Bag, Mark 2. When you spend as much on paddles as some of us kayak-nuts do, you want a padded bag to store and carry them.