- Washington, United States
- loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
2100 BC, Mesopotamia: it's another day at the brickworks, and you've just impressed the official stamp on a fresh, moist, kiln-bound brick. So who let the dog in? To learn a little more, here's the brick's page at the British Museum.
Monday, March 11, 2019
|Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957 www.metmuseum.org|
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Or whatever you personally call a happy stuck-out dog tongue.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
|Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, www.nga.gov (PD)|
Would you look at that face? What a mighty hunter.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
|Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, www.artic.edu|
This piece has seen some changes in its time, most readily apparent in its ears. See the holes? It had earrings once. If you'd like to do some art-historical-type digging into the life of this piece, find this:
-- Ian Wardropper et al, "Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), p. 69 and 96, no. 32. I have a link here, all text.
Monday, January 07, 2019
|Purchase, Judith F. and William H. Hernstadt Gift, 1985|