Lavra in Kiev (Ukraine) (by Goshovsky)
A través de Flickr:
These Tokugawa-era swords (or sham swords, in the case of the silver-carrier at the top) were used for the safe transport of high value money.
From the Edo or Tokugawa period of Japanese history, which was ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family, running from 1603 to 1868.
Median rhyton (drinking vessel) in the shape of a ram’s head - gold, turn of the 7/6 th century BC.
Medallion 25mm in diameter (1875) - Samuel Plimsoll.
Samuel Plimsoll (1824 – 1898) was a British politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line (the line painted on a ship’s hull indicating where the waterline should be at or below, reflecting the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded).
Plimsoll became destitute after failing to become a coal merchant, and then learned to sympathize with the struggles of the poor, so when his good fortune returned, he devoted his time to improving their condition.
His efforts were directed especially against what were known as “coffin ships”: unseaworthy and overloaded vessels, often heavily insured, in which unscrupulous owners risked the lives of their crews.
Portrait of the Tianqi emperor (1620-1627) of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644) of China in court costume. Hanging scroll, colors on silk. Palace Museum, Beijing.
Mirror and handle with the birth of Helen, bronze.
[Museum of Fine Arts - Boston]