Medieval stained glass
Magnolias and irises
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933)
Maker: Tiffany Studios
Date: ca. 1908
Medium: Leaded Favrile glass
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Favrile glass is a type of iridescent art glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It was patented in 1894 and first produced in 1896. Favrile is different from other iridescent glasses because its color is not just on the surface, but ingrained in the glass itself. Favrile glass was used in Tiffany’s stained-glass windows.
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit"
Lantern Bug (by Balaji Venkatesh S)
"The best way to establish guilt or innocence is non-stop interrogation."
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), 2006 (dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
[Best Foreign Movie 2007]
Can someone who has heard this music, I mean truly heard it, really be a bad person?
9 leaves.39 lines, in Greek. (folio) 32x22 cm. (12¾x8¾”), modern cloth with paper cover label
Complete Book XVII from the first printing of the Works of Homer, a foundation work of Western literature and important in the history of typography. A rare opportunity to purchase a significant fragment from one of the great books from the first century of printing.
(Breaking the fourth wall to say: click through and look at the Greek pages in PBA’s high-res view, because they’re gorgeous and Tumblr doesn’t do them justice.)