Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Alternately it could have been a case of ‘What do you mean ‘centimeters’? … the design drawings clearly said ‘inches’! … Oh, I may as well just dump them in a hole in the ground!’
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
This post was written some time ago and was intended for publication ahead of a post that became ever so slightly notorious. Between one thing and another, this post fell between the cracks, but I'm throwing it out there now for your delectation.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
|Fragment of Oseberg tapestry showing horse-drawn covered wagons (source)|Tapestry fragment possibly showing sacrificial victims hanging from trees (source) Tapestry fragment of two spear holders near dragon-decorated houses (source) Interpretive reproduction of Oseberg tapestry (source) Enlarged left-hand section of interpretive reproduction (source) Souvenir tapestry produced by Memory (source)
|Souvenir cushion covers/place mats produced by Memory (source)|
|Illustration of original fragment of the Oseberg tapestries as shown on Memory webpage (source)|
Friday, July 14, 2017
Conventionally, these artefacts are divided into the groups know as ‘Classical’, ‘Unaccomplished’, and ‘Provincial’. The Classical variety show the greatest skill in their manufacture and the greatest symmetry in their decoration. The Rossmore Park is a particularly fine example of the Classical type and is thought to date to around 2000 BC.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
|June 6th (Morning)|
|June 6th (Evening)|
|June 13th - complete|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
I've nothing else to say about this other than it's really lovely, shiny, and gold ... nope ... nothing ... not even a hint of a suggestion that it was used to adorn genitalia ... nothing of the kind ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Although taking the central place on the top shelf between the two chalices, the museum’s information card doesn’t appear to mention the beautiful drinking horn at all. Although quite different to the Kavanagh Charter Horn (also housed at the National Museum of Ireland), it would appear to be the most likely Irish inspiration for the horn shape, if not the actual decorative motifs themselves. In any case, it too is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and worth a trip to the Masonic museum to see … and then to the National Museum of Ireland to make your own comparisons!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
|The Romanesque chancel arch|