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Medieval Letter-People

The human body is one of the most common objects encountered in art, whether in paintings, sculptures or other objects. Things have not changed much since medieval times, when artists loved to fill their work with human figures – commonly saints or individuals affiliated with biblical stories. 1,120 more words

Medieval Readers

Labours of the Month - July

July has arrived and with it the warmer weather we have been waiting for. If you had quite enough of hard labour with harvesting hay… 810 more words

Medieval Manuscript

Mariana - the First Three Books


Mariana la Loca (Crazy Mariana) she was known as in the village in the south of Spain where she grew up. She spent much of her time as a child in the sea, and the rest learning to dance with her Moorish grandmother and studying various arcane subjects such as divination and kabbalah (perhaps better left unstudied, at least by a little girl) with her “uncle” Rabbi Yacoub. 405 more words

14th Century

Nepal, early Malla - Akshobhya

Akshobhya is depicted here in his buddha appearance, without jewellery or crown,  sitting in the lotus position, his right hand calling Earth to witness, the left hand cupped to hold a begging bowl. 201 more words

Asian Art

Nepal, early Malla - Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva sits in the lotus position, a bell in his left hand and a thunderbolt (now missing) or vajra in his right hand. He is adorned with a low Nepalese-style crown , geometrical jewellery, a sacred cord and has a Nepalese-style oblong… 106 more words

Asian Art

Nepal, early Malla - Green Tara

Green Tara sits with one leg pendant. On this example, some lotuses are missing from her elbows. Her dhoti is incised with lotus buds and a geometrical design on the hem. 162 more words

Asian Art

Nepal, 14th c. standing Tara

White Tara is standing with one hand in the generosity gesture and the other in the Karana mudra (warding off evil), each of her palms revealing an eye that matches her third eye. 344 more words

Asian Art