12 fevereiro 2018

A jug with an inscription around its middle, covered in gold and...



A jug with an inscription around its middle, covered in gold and silver inlay, with a dragon for a handle. The inscription invokes the name of ‘Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. The writing itself is special: it is an example of Naskh, a specialized style of the Arabic alphabet, which allows for faster writing. Although that’s not something to be concerned about on a jug, one would think, since inlay is going to take a long time no matter the style.

Safavid Dynasty, Iran, circa late 1400s to early 1500s CE. Courtesy of the Met Museum.

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The State of NASA


Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

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This Romantic Writer Was Truly A Romantic

Mary Shelley – writer of Frankenstein, wife of poet Percy Shelley, and daughter of women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft – was also an lgbtqia+ supporter. Though she would never have used that term. In 1827, Shelley helped obtain false documents for her friends Isabel Robinson and Mary Diana Dods; the two were in love, and wanted to move to France as husband and wife. With Shelley’s help they were successful, and Mary eventually visited them, at their new home in France.

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