Friday, November 9, 2007

"fleurs"

Need a little inspiration on rainy day? Go to the Louvre online database, and type in something random (mind you, it must be in French), and see what you find. I typed in "fleurs" and discovered these amazing terra cotta flowers, originally part of a crown (Cyrenaica, 4th-3rd centuries BC).

(image: Imitations de bijoux en terre cuite, Département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines, Musée du Louvre, Acquisition Vattier de Bourville, 1850, inv. MN 693-698, photograph by A. Dequier)

3 comments:

Fairfax said...

i am sure you know about the ny public library's digital site of all of their ephemera... cool site, too!

Style Court said...

brilliant.

Janet said...

Yes, yes! Love the NYPL digital archives!