blackpaint20:

More wonderful nestuke

Netsuke are miniature sculptures invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function. Traditional Japanese garments had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines.Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes’ sashes (obi). The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. - Wiki

(via enchantingnagchampa)

Timestamp: 1413759632

ufansius:

Agate box in the shape of a lady’s head - London, circa 1760.

(via buddhabrot)

Timestamp: 1409468444

bushdog:

【必見】故宮博物院の至宝。あの究極の神品「白菜」が東京にやってくる!

これ、台湾の故宮博物院で見た。ホント凄いよ。
単体のヒスイから削り出されてて、白と緑の色は、着色じゃなくて石の色そのままなんだぜ。

(via peonypompa)

Timestamp: 1409036430

gardenofthefareast:

Chinese jade carved objects have been created in China since Neolithic period.

Timestamp: 1409007626

yama-bato:

Netsuke 
An octopus, by Tomotada

link

(via mudwerks)

Timestamp: 1406934058

devilduck:

Etruscan, Carnelian scarab with wounded centaur, c.450 BC (source).

(Source: aleyma, via marshmallowsandbubbles)

Timestamp: 1406674835

acqua-di-fiori:

Archaistic jade ring / pendant. Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century AD, China. In the shape of a dragon and a boy.

Wonderful!

(via hicobeli)

Timestamp: 1406530831

dopatonin:

engraving in the femur of a cow.

(via starongie)

Timestamp: 1403506826

centuriespast:

Goblet Inscribed with the Names of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti

Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Akhenaten Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(via peonypompa)

Timestamp: 1389668445

gardenofthefareast:

Hand Fragment from a Monumental Buddha
Tibet
14th c.

Timestamp: 1388718053