Portrait of two Mexican Chihuahuas, April 1944.
Photograph by Willard Culver, National Geographic
Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903
Marishi tenKawari Kabuto. Edo period (18th century) , Japan
A ten-plate silver-splashed iron kawari kabuto, the back rising in a form reminiscent of a tokan (Chinese crown-style helmet) into two pieces of warabi (edible young fern shoots), the front with embossed swirling eyebrows, with a narrow brim, the top plate of the shikoro of iron cut into a row of linked cloud shapes, with small fukigaeshi of cloud profile, a large gilt wood yokodate (side crest) of flames, and the gilt wood maedate (forecrest) in the shape of a drifting cloud with the Sanskrit character for Marishi ten (Skt. Marici), a guardian deity for the samurai.
Rhodochrosite on Quartz - Sunnyside Mine, Silverton District, San Juan County, Colorado
Uvarovite - Saranovskii Mine, Sarany, Urals Region, Russia
20g update. Just keep trimming and thinning it back. It actually nice to see more light shine through to the bottom. Fishes are much happier that they can hide between and in the plants instead of being out in the open.
Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Dutch, 1606-1684) - A Richly Laid Table with Parrots (1650)
Antarctica, 74°46’22.6”S 162°47’43.5”E