African prince, 1917.
The Temple of Vesta and the Falls at Tivoli, William Callow, 1859
—Mairead Nan Cuiread
To express his hatred of the British East India Company, Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, India, commissioned a mechanical toy consisting of a wooden tiger preying on a man in European costume. By turning a handle, the animal’s growls mingled with the shrieks of its dying victim.
Tlingit body armor with Chinese coins in chevron pattern.
Ex Libris for the Warsaw Public Library by Polish illustrator Edward Okun (1872-1945).
Miniature cityscape model detail piece from Blade Runner, 1982.