Shield of Henry II of France // The battle scene at the center depicts the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans at Cannae in 216 B.C., an allusion to the struggle of France against the armies of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century.
Today in history, 6 July 1189, died Henry II of England. Henry II was the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty that ruled England for over 300 years. He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Richard I "The Lionheart."
Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II, (ca. 1887-1878 B.C.). Middle Kingdom, Egypt. Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise, garnet (pectoral) Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise, green feldspar (necklace). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916 (16.1.3a, b)| This work is featured in our “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” exhibition on view through January 24, 2016. #MiddleKingdomEgypt
We are celebrating our 100th Pin on Pinterest with this Fine Pair of Antique Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood and Parquetry Inlaid Pedestals. The bronze mounts by Henry Picard. French, Circa 1880.
18th April 1536: On this day in history Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador, bowed before Anne Boleyn. Unable to meet with the King, Chapuys was lead to mass by George Boleyn, he was positioned in such a way that when Anne Boleyn entered she bowed to him and having no other choice, Chapuys bowed in return. On doing so he was publically recognising Anne as Queen.