Infernal Season

Political, social and other random stuff, plus occasional ramblings and rantings, and re-blogged items of interest.

I'm in the UK, and there is much to rant about here, let alone the general state of the planet. Topics will not just be UK-centric though!
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The often bizarre imagery of medieval manuscripts

Scenes from French, German and English books from 1250 to 1520. 

anarchistpeopleofcolor:

The United States of Capitalist Parasites

ancientpeoples:

Drum
1st Century AD
Nasca Culture, Peru
Ceramic drums with central, bulging sounding chambers were made in southern Peru at the turn of the first millennium. Among the most elaborately finished are those of Nasca style. They were surfaced with the many rich colours commonly used on Nasca ceramic vessels. A favoured form was one in which a fat-bodied figure was worked into the shape of the instrument, the rotund body spreading out equally on all sides and the legs drawn up in the front. The figure is depicted atop the wide mouth of the drum, over which a skin would have been stretched. The image is symbolically complex; a snake emerges from under the figure’s chin and a killer whale outlines each eye. The killer whales are in profile and show the “two-tone” colour differentiation normally given them in Nasca depictions. A headband is wound around the head and tied to form a hornlike projection on the forehead. In back, the figure’s hair is shown as serpents with long tongues.
(Source: The Met Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Drum

1st Century AD

Nasca Culture, Peru

Ceramic drums with central, bulging sounding chambers were made in southern Peru at the turn of the first millennium. Among the most elaborately finished are those of Nasca style. They were surfaced with the many rich colours commonly used on Nasca ceramic vessels. A favoured form was one in which a fat-bodied figure was worked into the shape of the instrument, the rotund body spreading out equally on all sides and the legs drawn up in the front. The figure is depicted atop the wide mouth of the drum, over which a skin would have been stretched. The image is symbolically complex; a snake emerges from under the figure’s chin and a killer whale outlines each eye. The killer whales are in profile and show the “two-tone” colour differentiation normally given them in Nasca depictions. A headband is wound around the head and tied to form a hornlike projection on the forehead. In back, the figure’s hair is shown as serpents with long tongues.

(Source: The Met Museum)

dangerouspoetry:

american horror story: the police

(via plantbaeddelramona)

xerode:

I didn’t realise the Tories were so brazen about it these days but I guess this is in front of their dwindling faithful

hyperallergic:

(via Google Earth Reveals Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan)

Archaeologists using Google Earth have stumbled on more than 50 geoglyphs (massive earth drawings) created by ancient peoples in Northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia, LiveScience reported. They’re difficult to see from the ground, but crisp satellite imagery shows massive squares, rings, crosses, and even one swastika formed from mounds of earth and timber.

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