Faience amulet of goddess Nut
The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x 9 5/16 inch.)
It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt.
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
Aztec inspired baby medallion quilt: Quilting is complete! (The pictures are a bit dark because I took them at night, but you can see the quilting).
It’s the first time that I’ve done free motion quilting on an actual quilt (I’ve been practicing on other things, like pouches). And, it’s definitely the most dense quilting I’ve done so far! The quilting is definitely not perfect but I think I’m happy with the overall effect.
I think I’ve learned a lot through the process of making this baby sized version of a larger medallion quilt I’ll make later - in terms of fabric cutting shortcuts, piecing triangles and free motion quilting. I also had way more fun free motion quilting than I thought I would!
Nearly done - now on to the binding!
Guests at a party of the Seventh Regiment as captured by Holiday Magazine in the 1950’s. #TBT #throwbackthursday #1950 #party #holidaymagazine #ballgown #dapper #fashion #nyc
Imagine you’re a guest at a tea ceremony. Pretend to cross the garden path, take off your shoes, and come inside the Japanese Teahouse–our Art Splash masterpiece of the week.
Ceremonial Teahouse: Sunkaraku (Evanescent Joys), c. 1917, designed by Ōgi Rodō
Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive.
Happy National Dog Day!
Pictured is the Hunting Dog diorama in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. The scene, which takes place on the Serengeti Plain in Northern Tanzania, shows the predatory dogs with their gaze fixed on a distant grazing zebra.
Roaming savannas and open woodlands in packs numbering up to thirty, hunting dogs run down their prey of gazelles, wildebeests, impalas, and zebras with great mastery. Traveling in over hundreds of square miles, they are successful in about 70 percent of their hunts.
See more in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.
Happy birthday to Gabrielle Chanel, born in France on this day August 15 in 1883. Today, the designer and her eponymous label are perhaps best known for their signature interlocking Cs and use of quilting and tweed fabrics. She is also credited with introducing jersey fabric to womenswear, as seen in this coat from the Museum’s collection. Explore more of our Chanel holdings here.
Woman’s Coat, c. 1930, designed by Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park by Liza Charlesworth
To be honest it doesn’t look like her at all….but the shawl is gorgeous. No plastic there.
I dunno if this is the answer, I mean this particular rendition, but I do think that is a great idea and when perfected, and cheaper, I would get it.
No fiber here, other than the pooch’s fur, but I liked the pose with the “Salty Dog” drink.