Hetepni was an accountant and tax collector in the revenue office of the king over 4000 years ago in Egypt. Found in Saqqara, this mortuary statue tells us that he was was responsible: '...for the counting of everything that crawled or flew in the water and in the marshland'. The statue dates from the … Continue reading Hetepni, an Ancient Egyptian Tax Collector
The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti can be found in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. Realised by Vasari in 1570, the tomb includes three marble sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master. It is Sculpture however, that is most distraught to have lost … Continue reading Tomb of Michelangelo, Basilica di Santa Croce
The Sleeping Hermaphrodite depicts the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. It is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original dating to 2nd century BC.
Palaeolithic hand axe found at Swanscombe in Kent. Dating to 400,000 BC this is one of the earliest hand tools found in Britain. This can be seen at Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery. Save Save
A tiny window from Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset Lytes Cary Manor is a medieval manor house in South Somerset with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte in the late 1500s, where he translated the unique Niewe Herbal book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then restored in … Continue reading Medieval Window, Lytes Cary Manor