The Chinese Yongle emperor died #onthisday in 1424. These examples of world-famous Ming dynasty blue-and-white porcelain were all produced during his reign – a time when court patronage advanced the quality of porcelain production. The intricate patterns were applied before glazing, and created using cobalt blue pigment.
Beautiful blue and white.....very sharp design ⏰✅✅✅✅
Beautiful! Thank you!
British poet, printmaker and artist William Blake died #onthisday in 1827. Blake developed his own style of illustrated poems – he worked at the same time as Romantic poets and painters, but his style..
Learn more about the history of the Great Shrine of Amaravati and the people who funded its construction in this blog by Curator Imma Ramos.
This unusual object is thought to have been created by an antiques dealer in the early 19th century, concocted from old and new parts. The bottom section is made from a German Renaissance sculpture de..
The Great Shrine of Amaravati was one of the oldest, largest and most important Buddhist monuments in ancient India. This double-sided relief was once part of the shrine – now an archaeological site i..