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Illustration feed (for www.rseitz.com/talisman) Devoted to resisting the anonymous production of the ephemeral, and other shiny things.

clavicle-moundshroud:

Chatelaine

http://indigo—soul.tumblr.com/
mineralia:

Elbaite from Brazil

mineralia:

Elbaite from Brazil

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ancient-serpent:

Enamelled gold ring with rubies (Europe, 1550-75), the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones in a border of rubies with an enamelled rosette behind. V&A Museum
cmog:

Vase, probably Boston, Massachusetts, probably 1800-1825. 56.4.6.  (via Vase | Corning Museum of Glass)

cmog:

Vase, probably Boston, Massachusetts, probably 1800-1825. 56.4.6.  (via Vase | Corning Museum of Glass)

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archiemcphee:

The Department of Microscopic Marvels is in awe of the work by photomicrographer Danny Sanchez, who specifically seeks out and photographs precious gems that have been rejected by jewelers because of imperfections known as inclusions. In gemology an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within the gemstone, which can effect the clarity of the stone, and whose presence can either decrease or sometimes dramatically increase the stone’s value.

For his project, entitled Gemstone Inclusions, Sanches uses his microphotography skills to capture the beauty of these imperfections and provide a glimpse of the fantastic and alien landscapes that exist inside the gems, much too small for our eyes to see unaided. Each a teeny weeny Fortress of Solitude.

Head over to PetaPixel to learn about how Danny Sanchez stages and creates these marvelous photos. Then be sure to visit his own website to get a look at more of his work at a much higher resolution. He has prints available too.

[via Design Taxi and PetaPixel]

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unexplained-events:

Key Guns

Dating all the way back to at least the 17th century, there has been evidence of key guns used by jailers. The keys were filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door.

SOURCE

(via wanderthewood)

archaicwonder:

Roman Gold Taranis “Wheel’ Pendant, 1st-3rd century AD
In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped essentially in Gaul, Gallaecia, Britain and Ireland, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made.
Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes (“thunder”) in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Many representations of a bearded god with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other have been recovered from Gaul, where this deity apparently came to be syncretized with Jupiter.
Symbolic votive wheels were offered at shrines (such as in Alesia), cast in rivers (such as the Seine), buried in tombs or worn as amulets since the Middle Bronze Age.

archaicwonder:

Roman Gold Taranis “Wheel’ Pendant, 1st-3rd century AD

In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped essentially in Gaul, Gallaecia, Britain and Ireland, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made.

Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes (“thunder”) in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Many representations of a bearded god with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other have been recovered from Gaul, where this deity apparently came to be syncretized with Jupiter.

Symbolic votive wheels were offered at shrines (such as in Alesia), cast in rivers (such as the Seine), buried in tombs or worn as amulets since the Middle Bronze Age.

(Source: timelineauctions.com, via wanderthewood)

ufansius:

Enameled silver-gilt and agate boar’s head cup - Fabergé

ufansius:

Enameled silver-gilt and agate boar’s head cup - Fabergé

(via foophoo)

steampunktendencies:

Steampunk Monogoggle by Yura 

[Via steampunker.ru]

(via actegratuit)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Frodo Mikkelsen
Silverplated Skull
2012

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Frodo Mikkelsen

Silverplated Skull

2012

blackpaint20:

Wooden snuff box, Europe, 1701-1900

Eric Standley; Cathedrals in Miniature

stlukesguild:

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-Either/Or Newmarch (20x20”)

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-Either/Or Newmarch (detail)

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-Either/Or Newmarch (detail)

Eric Standley, a Virginia-based artist who works with laser-cut paper, creates amazing and awe-inspiring layered paper cuts of extraordinary complexity that successfully marry Gothic and…