Vase in Art Nouveau style with chrysanthemums by Kinkōzan Sōbei VII (1868 - 1927), Japan

Vase in Art Nouveau style with chrysanthemums by Kinkōzan Sōbei VII - Japanese pottery ceramic art

Charles Isaac Ginner (1878 - 1952)  Hampstead Heath - Spring. Painted in the spring of 1932 when Ginner was living at Hampstead.

Charles Isaac Ginner - "Hampstead Heath - Spring" Painted in the spring of when Ginner was living in Hampstead.

Oxford. Ashmolean Museum. Deesses minoiques amb serps procedents de Cnossos. (Serpent Goddesses of Knossos) 1650-1600 aC.

Not Goddess - Ruler - Empress - she handled snakes to show her power and connection to the divine - "Snake Goddess

Two myna birds (front)   © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Two Myna Birds -- Circa 1620 -- Mughal, North India -- Via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

Randolph Hotel, Oxford. Really enjoyed our afternoon tea here. Beautiful hotel!! Xx

Randolph Hotel, Oxford I stayed here, in this wonderful hotel across from the Ashmolean Museum, for three nights in June A great experience!

Another Minoan octopus jar. This one is from the Ashmolean in Oxford. I like octopuses.

Clay pithos (storage jar) with octopus design Cretan, H: cm. Late Minoan period II (about 1450 BC).

Exhibition | Master Drawings, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 25 May — 18 August 2013. http://enfilade18thc.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/exhibition-master-drawings/. Image: Thomas Gainsborough, Study of a Woman, seen from the back, chalk and stump on paper, 1760-70

Exhibition

Thomas Gainsborough, Study of a Woman, seen from the back, chalk and stump on paper, (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum)

King Taharqa and the god Amun (as a ram), Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England. 25th Dynasty, Kushite Ethiopian rule. C.670 BC. Egypt.

*EGYPT ~ King Taharqa and the god Amun (as a ram), Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

Acrobats – Minoan Chalcedony carving Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Uni

This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region.

Willem van Aelst - 'Still Life with a dead Jay' Ashmolean Museum

Aelst William Van Still Life with a dead Jay, 43 x 37 cm, Collection: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Box with a hydrangea flowertop, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1900 ~ Japanese Lacquered Box inlaid with Pearl Shell Hydrangea Flower, made with Takamaki-e, Togidashi maki-e & Nashiji Lacquer Decoration .

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