weird-chill:

Tibetan tiger rugs.

Tiger skins have always figured prominently in Buddhist paintings and sculpture. It is said that the tiger skin brings luxuries suitable for a king, creates anger, and keeps the aspirant away from snakes, scorpions and other insects. It protects the Yogin from obstacles and environmental disasters. Only those in power and authority own and use tiger rugs, i.e. those who make laws, sit in judgment and mete out punishment. It was probably not until the 19th Century when tiger pelts imported from India became scarce and extremely expensive that the rug became a reasonable long-lasting substitute. They are very rare – less than 200 of the authentic pieces have survived.

(Source: Flickr / theunutterable)

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Oden ridign Sleipnir on Flickr.

The Virgin of the Apocalypse.
Miguel Cabrera, 1760.

The Virgin of the Apocalypse.

Miguel Cabrera, 1760.

(Source: jaded-mandarin, via baffomet)

centuriespast:

AMIGONI, JacopoJael and Siserac. 1739Oil on canvasMuseo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

centuriespast:

AMIGONI, Jacopo
Jael and Sisera
c. 1739
Oil on canvas
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

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Guinevere Rescued by Lancelot - Edward Burne-Jones

Guinevere Rescued by Lancelot - Edward Burne-Jones

(Source: crepsley, via venuserotica)

ancient-serpent:

Palazzo Valguarnera Gangi, Palermo (via)

ancient-serpent:

Palazzo Valguarnera Gangi, Palermo (via)

80s-90s-stuff:

awesome 80s fantasy artwork by Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. - unfortunately) for Manilla Road’s “Open the Gates” album

80s-90s-stuff:

awesome 80s fantasy artwork by Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. - unfortunately) for Manilla Road’s “Open the Gates” album

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tartanandtweed:

Kilchurn Castle ruins,Loch Awe. (by Buddie Guy)

tartanandtweed:

Kilchurn Castle ruins,Loch Awe. (by Buddie Guy)

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monsterman:

Night of the Demon (1957) aka Curse of the Demon

monsterman:

Night of the Demon (1957) aka Curse of the Demon

mau-indy:

ihatepeacocks:

Hans Rudolf Giger 1940 - 2014

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momentofpoetry:

Guess what came in the mail today… :)

momentofpoetry:

Guess what came in the mail today… :)