Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66749 ( http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66749 ) ..Local call number: C006224..Title: Young woman modeling a two-piece swim suit in Tampa, Florida..Date: ... more
Local call number: JJS0372B..Title: Nora Carrol and Lois Duncan Steinmetz: Sarasota, Florida..Date: November 17, 1948..General Note: Taken for Collier's at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. ..Physical descrip: 1 transpa... more
Local call number: JJS0202..Title: Nora Carrol and Lois Duncan Steinmetz: Sarasota, Florida..Date: November 1949..Accompanying Note: "Fill-in shots done on Cover-girl sequence for Collier's."..Physica... more
Local call number: JJS0214..Title: Lois Duncan Steinmetz (left) and Polly Gaines in a motorboat: Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1950..Physical descrip: 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in...Series Title: Joseph Janney S... more
After the tenth century, one of the more prominent representations of Avalokiteshvara shows the bodhisattva seated with the right knee raised and the left leg crossed before the body. The posture represents the... more
Muhammad performs another miracle by creating a spring of cool, pure water in the desert camp of the Banû Junda'.
Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.
The presence of demonic figures and of Nan Brah Dharani suggests that this plaque is part of a larger composition depicting Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, being attacked by the forces of Mara, the personif... more
Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a dyer with a water pot approaching a woman. Image taken from f. 141v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.
Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man pouring water on a monk, who is leaving a building, with a woman and attendant. Image taken from f. 91 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield De... more
The legendary death of the Sasanian king Yazdegerd I–who was said to have been kicked by a horse that magically emerged from a spring–is charmingly depicted in this leaf from a dispersed manuscript of the Shahn... more
"Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", from the Kitab fi ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) by Badi' al-Zaman b. al Razzaz al-Jazari
Al-Jazari, the author of this treatise on a variety of practical and fanciful mechanical devices, served at the Artuqid court in Diyar Bakr in the late eleventh to the early twelfth century. Some of the element... more
This powerful figure belongs to a small group of wooden sculptures that can be securely dated, owing to an inscription that also provides rare information regarding its production and intended use. The inscript... more
The theme of this small incense box’s design, cartwheels in a stream, reflects the Heian-period (794–1185) practice of soaking the wheels of ox carts in water to prevent them from drying out and cracking. Popul... more
Detail of a miniature of Christ walking on water with Peter. Image taken from f. 302v of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French.