GIOVANNI DI PAOLO
St Ansanus Baptizing
Tempera on wood, 31 x 32,5 cm
Christian Museum, Esztergom
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a beautiful Netherlandish missal with a decorated border and historiated initial of the visitation. It dates from 1510.
Image source: British Library MS Egerton 1145. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.
A macabre pair of stoneware vases: A macabre pair of stoneware vases, each one decorated with dancing skeletons; one skeleton plucking the samisen presumably in a ghostly parody of the kouta or nagauta; both 8.5 inches [21 cm] high, Meiji Period or later
Jacko in crayon
Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition
The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of “literary humanism” advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.
Read full interview here.