Random Musings

Intrigued by art, design, fashion, history and beauty.

"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)

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ancientart:

Flake with drawing of Osiris seated on his throne within a shrine. Egyptian Ptolemaic Period, 305- 30 B.C.E.

Even if he were not labeled by the hieroglyphs at the right (“Osiris, the great god”), this deity would be easy to identify. Osiris, lord of the underworld, is always shown as a mummy, often wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt adorned with two feathers of Ma’at (cosmic harmony). Here the god holds his characteristic crook and flail and is seated in a shrine or under a canopy.
Though the almond eye, long nose, and full lips suggest a New Kingdom date (Dynasties XVIII–XX, circa 1539–1070 B.C.), many other details indicate that the sketch was made in the Ptolemaic Period. The meticulous detail, manifest in the delineation of the ear, the eye, the plaited beard, the nostril, the thumbnails, and the feather pattern of the throne, is diagnostic for Egyptian drawing and relief of the fourth through first centuries B.C.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Brooklyn Museum, USA. Via their online collections. Accession Number: 37.52E.

ancientart:

Flake with drawing of Osiris seated on his throne within a shrine. Egyptian Ptolemaic Period, 305- 30 B.C.E.

Even if he were not labeled by the hieroglyphs at the right (“Osiris, the great god”), this deity would be easy to identify. Osiris, lord of the underworld, is always shown as a mummy, often wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt adorned with two feathers of Ma’at (cosmic harmony). Here the god holds his characteristic crook and flail and is seated in a shrine or under a canopy.

Though the almond eye, long nose, and full lips suggest a New Kingdom date (Dynasties XVIII–XX, circa 1539–1070 B.C.), many other details indicate that the sketch was made in the Ptolemaic Period. The meticulous detail, manifest in the delineation of the ear, the eye, the plaited beard, the nostril, the thumbnails, and the feather pattern of the throne, is diagnostic for Egyptian drawing and relief of the fourth through first centuries B.C.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Brooklyn Museum, USA. Via their online collections. Accession Number: 37.52E.

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theeducatedfieldnegro:

Call Tyrone Erykah Badu X DJ Screw

Diary of the Originator: Chapter 147: Niggas & Flys

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dglsplsblg:

Harriet Tubman (pictured far left) with slaves she helped rescue in 1885
Frederick Douglass said of her, “Excepting John Brown — of sacred memory — I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than Harriet Tubman.

dglsplsblg:

Harriet Tubman (pictured far left) with slaves she helped rescue in 1885

Frederick Douglass said of her, “Excepting John Brown — of sacred memory — I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than Harriet Tubman.

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manufactoriel:

Brooklyn, 1983 by  Thomas Hoepker

manufactoriel:

Brooklyn, 1983 by  Thomas Hoepker

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subtilitas:

A.L.X. - Light cube, house and studio for a textile designer, Suginami 2010. Via. 

subtilitas:

A.L.X. - Light cube, house and studio for a textile designer, Suginami 2010. Via

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xbean:

akaax:

Alexander Dominguez akaax 🙇

Is it weird that I really really want that shirt?

xbean:

akaax:

Alexander Dominguez
akaax 🙇

Is it weird that I really really want that shirt?

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afreefa:

I’m crying so hard!

British Pathé just put a massive archive of 90.000 historical videos online. Including videos of Ghana’s celebration of independence in 1957 and the opening of Ghana Parliament in 1960. This is golden! Goosebumps! 

(via blackfilm)

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