Ejira in Suruga Province, Hokusai, from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, c, 1831, Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt, Tomb of Ti, Fifth Dynasty, Old Kingdom Egypt, c. 2450 - 2325 BCE.
Ti was a commoner, but a very rich commoner since he was able to build a large tomb for himself that contained this wonderful painting/sculpture. Ti is the large figure standing on the boat with all of the "river creatures" depicted below and the "land creatures" among the papyrus on the shore.