Ancient Mayan skull carvings from Copan.
Courtesy & currently located at the Museo Regional de Arqueología Maya, Honduras. Photo taken by Recovering Vagabond
Should have got an Oscar
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Father of the atomic bomb)
Truly the face of a haunted man.
Bourgeois “democracy” is only another name for capitalism, and so is Fascism; to fight against Fascism on behalf of “democracy” is to fight against one form of capitalism on behalf of a second which is liable to turn into the first at any moment. The only real alternative to Fascism is workers’ control. If you set up any less goal than this, you will either hand the victory to Franco, or, at best, let in Fascism by the back door…. The war and the revolution are inseparable.
Lee County, Kentucky Sheriffs Deputy Clemmia Hurst brings in wanted murderer Raney Allen, Oct. 17th, 1945.
Hoshi-wajo standing wooden statue. 11th century, Japan
Female figurine of the Plastiras type
Early Cycladic I period - Pelos phase
Early example or a precursor of the Plastiras type. The long ovoid head is crowned by a conical cap, the arms are folded below the chest and the legs are carved n the round. The pubic triangle is rendered by incision while the small breasts are modelled.
Figurines of the “Plastiras type”, thus named after the cemetery on Paros where they were first identified, were contemporary with violin-shaped figurines and represent the earliest attempt at the naturalistic rendering of the human figure in the third millennium BC. These figurines, which are mainly female and of small dimensions (h. 7-31 cm.), display some of those features that were subsequently to develop into distinctive traits of Cycladic figurines, such as the position of the arms below the breasts and the ovoid head with relief nose. However, the sculptors had not yet conquered the abstraction of the mature period of Cycladic art and instead cleaved to a markedly naturalistic conception, which is particularly pronounced in the treatment of the pelvic area, the pubic triangle and the legs.
Typologically, the Plastiras type figurines are a development of the steatopygous figures of the Late Neolithic period (5300-3200 BC). The conical cap with horizontal grooves occurs on both male and female figures of the late Early Cycladic I period and the transitional phase to Early Cycladic II, and is considered to echo Eastern (Syrian) influences, perhaps in combination with influences from the Balkans.
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