art-is-art-is-art:

Road into the Valley, Edward Steichen

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sommartidsvarmod:

Portrait of the actress Marie-Anne de Chateauneuf, by Nicolas de Largillierre, 1712 (detail 2).

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Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol
Dated: circa 1575–1600
Culture: German
Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
Medium: steel, wood
Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)
Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol

  • Dated: circa 1575–1600
  • Culture: German
  • Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
  • Medium: steel, wood
  • Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)

Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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centuriespast:

COLE, Thomas
View from Mount Holyoke, Northamptom, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail)
1836
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

aesza:

Brueghel, Jan t.e. - The Triumph of Death-detail#2 by ros_with_a_prince on Flickr.

Brueghel, Jan t.e. - The Triumph of Death-detail#2

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inritus:

Ruth Bernhard. Hips Horizontal, 1975.

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