Amoy Women. The Small Foot of a Chinese Lady. Bound and unbound feet of two Amoy women. Male and Female Costume, Amoy.
Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou). Kwangtung province, China around 1870. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
In almost all Buddhist monasteries, may be seen a bell, which is tolled by the monks morning and evening. These regular tollings comprise a series of 108 strokes. This number 108 represents:
The Arts and Crafts Movement was a British movement in art and especially in product design from the middle of the 19th century to around 1920
This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
THE VAMPIRE AND ST MICHAEL. COSSACK FAIRY TALES.
Opera costume for Sadko by Natalia Goncharova. Russian folk tale.
NOTES ON THREE ICONS. BY LEONARD WHARTON.