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Alonso Cano
Saint Anthony of Padua, c. 1657-59
Museo del Prado / Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

spanishbaroqueart:

Alonso Cano

Saint Anthony of Padua, c. 1657-59

Museo del Prado / Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.

There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

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hadrian6:

Venus and Mars.  Francois Guillaume Menageot. French 1744-1816. oil/canvas. National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Venus and Mars.  Francois Guillaume Menageot. French 1744-1816. oil/canvas. National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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massarrah:

Modern Impression of Ancient Babylonian Seal
The seal used to make this modern impression on clay comes from the Kassite period in Babylonia, during which many major works of literature and scholarship in Akkadian were canonised. Written in Akkadian cuneiform, the inscription records a prayer to the goddess Ninsun and names the owner of the seal as “Uballissu, son of Warad-Ea, treasurer, servant of Kurigalzu,” which probably refers to the Kassite king Kurigalzu II (r. 1332-1308 BC). On the right side of the impression is a vertical row of insects. (Source)
Kassite, c. 1330-1310 BC.
British Museum

massarrah:

Modern Impression of Ancient Babylonian Seal

The seal used to make this modern impression on clay comes from the Kassite period in Babylonia, during which many major works of literature and scholarship in Akkadian were canonised. Written in Akkadian cuneiform, the inscription records a prayer to the goddess Ninsun and names the owner of the seal as “Uballissu, son of Warad-Ea, treasurer, servant of Kurigalzu,” which probably refers to the Kassite king Kurigalzu II (r. 1332-1308 BC). On the right side of the impression is a vertical row of insects. (Source)

Kassite, c. 1330-1310 BC.

British Museum

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Source: mymodernmet
cimmerianweathers:

Portrait of a Woman with a Rose, Anthony van Dyke, 1635-1639. Oil on canvas.

cimmerianweathers:

Portrait of a Woman with a Rose, Anthony van Dyke, 1635-1639. Oil on canvas.

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ancientpeoples:

Terracotta focolare 
Etruscan food offering tray. It is decorated with different kinds of animals. 18.1cm by 33.7cm ( 7 1/8 x 13 1/4 inch.) 
Etruscan, Archaic Period, ca. 550 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta focolare 

Etruscan food offering tray. It is decorated with different kinds of animals. 18.1cm by 33.7cm ( 7 1/8 x 13 1/4 inch.) 

Etruscan, Archaic Period, ca. 550 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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staystillmaster:

Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen (1826–1895) A still life with roses, daisies, raspberries and peaches in a landscape.

staystillmaster:

Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen (1826–1895) A still life with roses, daisies, raspberries and peaches in a landscape.

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karoline-von-manderscheid:

Alexander Roslin (1718-1793):
Portrait of the Reichsgräfin von Fries, née Gräfin Anna d’Escherny (1737-1807). 18th century.

karoline-von-manderscheid:

Alexander Roslin (1718-1793):

Portrait of the Reichsgräfin von Fries, née Gräfin Anna d’Escherny (1737-1807). 18th century.

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slojnotak:

Nicolas Regnier - Divine Inspiration of Music (1640)

slojnotak:

Nicolas Regnier - Divine Inspiration of Music (1640)

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