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an image of a tree that is in the middle of water with moss growing on it
Hercules Segers -- The Mossy Tree, 1625-1630 [573-1000] -- OPENPICS.AEROBATIC.IO
Hercules Segers -- The Mossy Tree, 1625-1630 [573-1000]
an old book with a drawing of a boy holding a watering can
"What's your favourite Alciato emblem, Malcolm ?" people are always asking me -- I shrug and say I don't really have one, but German students certainly did -- and this is it! Here as painted into the album of Hanns Ludwig Pfinzing von Henfenfelden, Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Msc Hist f.36v -.entries in this part dated 1605-25. The entire digitised album is available via the Library's website.
an image of a painting with a boat in the water and a man standing on it
nice little trompe l'oeil from the Jenisch album amicorum, f.232v
an image of a vase on a table surrounded by circles and bubbles, with a man's head in the background
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From The British Library https://flic.kr/p/hJ7Znh | tumblr_mwic1mfHKC1sjzy3lo1_1280
an old book with writing and a flower in the middle, on top of it
The Rose Canon
The Rose Canon ~ Salve Radix Motets for Henry VIII (Southern Netherlands, 1516).
a black and white ball with an image of the world on it's surface
Carved ostrich egg is oldest depiction of the New World
Carved surface of an ostrich egg shows the oldest known map of the New World | 1504
two pages from an old book with flowers and leaves on them, one is empty
Maltese Cross, Mussel, and Ladybird (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
Maltese Cross, Mussel, and Ladybird Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator; Georg Bocskay, scribe, illumination 1591-1596, script 1561-1562
a brown and white vase sitting on top of a table
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Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.