Autumn by Kilian Schönberg
Egyptian standing graywacke statue of Amun. Amarna, 1332-1292 BC.
Standing graywacke statue of Amun, preserved from the knees up. Amun wears a short kilt fastened with a tyet amulet, a broad collar. The tall plumes of his crown are missing. In his hands, he holds two ankh symbols. (Penn)
Courtesy & currently located at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA. Photo taken by Scott Sherrill-Mix.
Maria Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)
Eimmart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.
Kevin Rolly, The Awakening (detail)
- Harald Fairhair was a Norse leader who united Norway becoming the first King. He conquered many petty Kingdoms of Southern Norway that would be made up of most of modern day Norway and would go on to conquer small parts of Sweden. Those who he had subjugated but fled to Scotland were hunted down my Harald after he organized an expedition to Scotland. After his conquest he built several mead halls and attended important feast of which the Swedish King became jealous and executed one of his fellow vassals.