This is my 47th post!
In the last several weeks, I had the opportunity to visit multiple museums. So, I thought I'd kick off the new year with some pictures.
I found this at the Harvard Sackler Museum, which I thought was fitting since I had just finished discussing masculinity with several faculty in the area:
Also at the Sackler I found some ancient Chinese metalwork that, to me, look incredibly Celtic. The two dragons are from Sackler. The tiger is also Chinese, from the Art Institute:
These look so different from more recent (i.e. within the last 500 years) renditions of Chinese dragons and tigers - those that look much like these Japanese versions (also from Sackler):
I'll end with some of the glass plants from the collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - and, yes, ALL parts of each plant in the collection are made from glass. They're beautiful, and the photos below don't come close to doing them justice.