Wooden model of a boat
These models were common in Middle Kingdom Egyptian tombs. They are small models of real boats that are to carry the deceased to the afterlife. However, this boat is a pleasure boat which can be seen in the small box like structure on the boat in which the owner could sit in the shade. These models tell us a lot about how real boats were built in Ancient Egypt because the techniques shown were also used on actual boats.
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, reign of Amenemhat I, 1981-1975 BC.
Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt in the tomb of Meketre.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
Scenes from Aeschylus’s Oresteia portrayed on an Apulian red-figure bell-krater. This play was first performed 458 BC.
Following his return from Tory, Agamemnon is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra, and her lover. Orestes, the son of Agamemnon seeks revenge and kills Clytemnestra. The Erinyes (also referred to as the “Furies”) pursue Orestes for revenge.
Shown is side A, where Orestes is being purified by Apollo. Visible to the left is Clytemnestra trying to awake the sleeping Erinyes.
The following section is from Peter Burian & Alan Shapiro’s The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia, Oxford University Press, 2011, pages 17-18:
The ghost of Clytemnestra, who stirs the sleeping Erinyes to continue their terrifying pursuit of her murderer-son, belongs entirely to the old world of retribution. […] The punishment they promise Orestes has the balance of an accountant’s ledger:
You’ll have to pay with your own blood for hers,
you’ll feel me suck the half-caked gore out of your living flesh;
swill from your very veins the vile dregs of the drink I crave.
I’ll shrivel you up and drag you, still alive into the underworld
where you will pay in currencies of torment for the murder of your mother.
For the Erinyes, Apollo’s very sanctuary is polluted by the welcome Apollo has given to the blood-stained Orestes. Orestes, on the other hand, repeatedly emphasizes the purifications he has received there. Apollo confirms that he has purged his suppliant of the stain of guilt, and Athena accepts him as “a proper suppliant who is clean, who bears/ no danger to us”. Despite all that, the Erinyes still track him by the scent of blood […].
Marble funerary altar of Cominia Tyche. Roman, Flavian or Trajanic, ca. A.D. 90–100.
The woman whose portrait bust dominates the front of this funerary altar is identified by the Latin inscription below her. It reads:
“To the spirits of the dead. Lucius Annius Festus [set this up] for the most saintly Cominia Tyche, his most chaste and loving wife, who lived 27 years, 11 months, and 28 days, and also for himself and for his descendants.”
Cominia wears an elaborate hairstyle that reflects the high fashion adopted by ladies of the imperial court in the late Flavian period (A.D. 69–96). The inscription, on the other hand, emphasizes her piety and chastity, virtues that Roman matrons were traditionally expected to possess. The jug and patera (shallow bowl with handle) on the monument’s sides allude to the common practice of pouring offerings to the dead. The altar is known to have been in a house near the Forum in Rome in the sixteenth century and to have entered the collection of Cardinal Francesco Barberini during the seventeenth century. (met)
Hahahah! Love this scene! Her shocked/outraged/WTF you think you’re doing face is just priceless!
God, I miss these two!!! And the Dothraki!!! They we’re sooo funny and fearless! Though I admire D&D adaptation of the books and approve the changes they did in Qarth, I’ll never understand D&D’s decision of butchering the rest of her already tiny khalasar…
Anyway, just 1 day to this yellow shirt! o/
And gorgeous face and dazzling voice…
OK, done with the fangirling! Rsrs! It was just a momentary lapse of reason!
Get ready for the Season 4 premiere with all the cocktails of Westeros - from Arbor to the Haunted Forest - and Essos! Drink Up Buddies and prepare to #TakeTheThrone!!! Yo-ho!!!
no more homework pls. ;A;
Oh my god, this is so cool and amazing! THE SNAKE HAS LITTLE GLASSES!
Of course, now two of the snakes are going to be totally buzzed on caffeine and annoying all the other snakes for hooouuurrrrssss