Month: January 2023
Greek Pottery: 6th-century eastern Greek faience fish-shaped aryballos (tilapia nilotica)
Here’s a 6th-century eastern Greek oil flask shaped like a fish—allegedly a tilapia nilotica.
Greek Pottery: 6th-Century Hedgehog Oil Flask
A cute lil hedgehog oil flask at the Met from the eastern Mediterranean.
Greek Pottery: A Hare-Shaped Oil Flask (Aryballos) from Corinth, c. 625 BCE
A bunny-shaped oil flask (guess where the oil came out? … lol)
Greek Pottery: Stylized Octopus on a Mycenaean Stirrup Jar at the Getty!
A highly stylized octopus on a Mycenaean stirrup jar at the Getty.
Greek Pottery: Another Fish Platter from Paestum
Another 4th-Century fish platter from Paestum. (With a happy octopus!)
Favorite Cacti: The Crooked Finger-Crossing Saguaro on the hill behind my house
Appreciation for the leaning saguaro with their fingers crossed on the hill behind my house.
Fasciation is Fascinating: Saguaro Edition
A fasciated saguaro I saw on a walk the other night.
Greek Pottery: 7th-Century Corinthian Aryballos with a Minoan-esque Octopus
A Seventh-Century Aryballos from Corinth with an octopus in the Minoan tradition.
McCarthy’s Mess, or Obstructionism Comes Home
Couple things: (1) obstructionism strikes within it’s own home! (2) this could be a deliberate monkey-wrench maneuver. (3) We do need an investigation of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and our Afghani allies must be brought over and granted citizenship.
Greek Pottery: 15th-Century Minoan ‘Marine Style’ at the Heraklion Museum
An octopus in the ‘Marine Style’ attributed to a late-stage Minoan workshop + other examples of the genre.
Greek Pottery: Red-Figure Fish Platter, with Fish, Shrimp, Shells, and Two Octopi!
A Fourth-Century Fish Plate from Paestum (Southern Italy) in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Greek Pottery: 4th-Century Campanian Bird-Shaped Askos (Oil-Pourer)
A 4th-century askos in the shape of a bird from Southern Italy in the Princeton University Art Museum.
Cardboard Art: Leaves
Cardboard Art: Leaves, acrylic on Banker’s-Box cardboard