Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more
Originally one of a pair, this earring is formed from gold wire that is strung with one gold, one glass and one sardonyx (stone) bead; and terminates in the form of a dolphin head.
Detail of a bas-de-page scene of one man clubbing another. Image taken from f. 84v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.
Detail of a bas-de-page scene of one knight unhorsing another before a castle, while a group of women look on. Image taken from f. 313v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretal... more
Queen Trisala is shown on her couch pondering her fourteen auspicious dreams. She is to be the mother of Mahavira, the founder of the Jain religion.
Turquoise and shell mosaics were a specialty of the Mixtecs of northern Oaxaca, whose artists worked in the imperial Aztec (Mexica) capital, Tenochtitlan, after the mid-15th century. This disk commemorates hist... more