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Dirk H. Breiding  Associate Curator of Arms & Armor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Private Account / Opinions are mine.

What a loss, but man! the Choir of Angels is gaining one heck of a voice today! Unforgettable - the Tender, The Moving, the Swinging Aretha - Queen of Soul (1942-2018).
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#Aretha #ArethaFranklin #RIP #SoulSister #LadySoul #QueenOfSoul

Happy Birthday to my once so intelligent, quirky, funny & loving stepmom! (c1988 / 2018)
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#HappyBirthday #HappyMemories #Alzheimers #TempusFugit #SpeSalvi

A cool, cool sculpture for a hot, hot day!
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Funerary Monument for Wilhelm von Schwalbach (d. 1483) and his wife Anna von Leyen (d. 1484); Germany, ca. 1484; yellow-white sandstone, 250 x 140 cm; west face of second western pillar of the main nave, former Carmelite Church (Karmeliterkirche), Boppard. Photograph: (c) Dirk Breiding
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#cool #CoolSculpture #HOT #HotHotHot #scorcher #sculpture #MedievalSculpture #RenaissanceSculpture #armor #ArmsAndArmor #ArmsAndArmorLove #TombSculpture #FuneraryArt #Schwalbach #Leyen #Boppard #Rhine #Rhein #procrastination #WritersBlock

Monday Morning ... My Deadline & Me ...
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The Gout (detail), by James Gillray (British, 1756-1815), publishes by H. Humphrey (British, c.1745-1818), English (London), 1799; hand-colored soft-ground etching; image: 10 1/16 x 13 11/16 inches (25.6 x 34.7 cm); @philamuseum The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1949 (1949-97-33). >>> Now on view in the recently opened exhibition ‘Biting Wit & Brazen Follies - British Satirical Prints c. 1780 - c. 1830’ in the Korman Gallery (Gallery 122). .
#Monday #MondayMorning #motivation #MondayMotivation #deadline #PublicationDeadline #WritingDeadline #gout #bitten #biting #JamesGillray #satire #BitingWit #BrazenFollies #OnDisplay #Gallery122

🎶 "Hello deadline, my old fiend ..." 🎶
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The God Fudō Myōō Threatens Young Yūten Shōnin with His Sword (detail), by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839-1892), engraved by Horikō Enkatsu, published by Akiyama Buemon, 9 banchi 3 chōme Muromachi Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo; Japanese, Meiji Period (1868-1912),1885; color woodcut on three panels (triptych); Dimensions - Sheet (ōban tate-e triptych): approx. 15 1/2 × 31 1/2 inches (39.4 × 80 cm); @philamuseum The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1989 (1989-47-391a-c).
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#Hello #WellHelloThere #ArmsAndArmor #ArmsAndArmorLove #sword #deadline #PublicationDeadline #writing #SureIcanFinishThat #MeAndMyBigMouth #OfCourseTheWeatherIsGREAT #HelloDarknessMyOldFriend #HelloDeadlineMyOldFiend

Happy St. George’s Day! .
... sorry for the teaser - I’ll tell you more about this project coming up @philamuseum soon. .
#StGeorge #SaintGeorge #SaintGeorgesDay #ForEnglandAndSaintGeorge #ArmsAndArmor #ArmsAndArmorLove #armor #helmet #bascinet #visor #VisoredBascinet #Mac #McLean #teaser #CuratorsLife

🎶 If you’re angry, angry, angry stomp your feet … 🎶
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Supporter and Arms of the Herwart Family, one of eighty-eight plates made to illustrate the ‘Augsburg Book of Nobles’ (Geschlechterbuch: Darinn Der loblichen kaiserliche’ Reichs Statt Augspurg …), published by Sigmund Feyrabend ‘book dealer in Frankfurt’, German (Frankfurt), 1580; the original woodcuts have been attributed to a collaboration of ca. 1545 between Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger (German, 1513 – 1568) and Hans Burgkmair the Younger (German, c.1500 - c.1562). Kienbusch Arms and Armor Library (NK 6650 F 38 L).
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#angry #resist #resistance #ShowYourColours #FlyYourBanner #heraldry #CoatOfArms #shield #ArmsAndArmor #ArmsAndArmorLove #Augsburg #nobility #Geschlechterbuch #Herwart #Eule #owl #Vogtherr #Burgkmair #Frankfurt #Feyrabend #bookdealer #ForTheLoveOfBooks #woodcut

Death to the Lawyer:
"The verdict has been given clear,
Your life must end right now and here.
Sir Lawyer, behold the power of Death's will
Why don't you try and prove your skill.
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The Lawyer's response:
"The time for arguments has passed,
Against Death's might I cannot last.
He and his kin vanquish, just as in war
Both types of law, canonical and secular."
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Death and the Lawyer, miniature from a Dance of Death, German, c.1455-58; colored woodcut on paper; Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg (Cod. Pal. germ. 438, fol. 135r).
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#SpeSalvi #anniversary #OneYear #Death #DanceOfDeath #lawyer #Universitaetsbibliothek #Heidelberg #TheArtOfDyingWell #MementoMori

Happy Easter, Everyone! ... and as a special treat, some close-ups from one of my favorite paintings in the collection: you can always rely on a depiction of the Resurrection to feature arms and armor. In this case some interesting Spanish examples, a lovely green brigandine, an Iberian-type crossbow, and -if you look closely- a ‘goats-foot’ spanning lever... I’m planning to have this wonderful painting on display before the end of the year!
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The Resurrection, Panel from an altarpiece, attributed to the Oslo Master (Spanish, active in Aragon, c. 1480), Spanish, c. 1480; oil, pigments, silver, and tooled gold leaf, on wood panel; 67 3/4 × 35 1/2 inches (172.1 × 90.2 cm); @philamuseum The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977 (1977-167-1041).
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#Easter #HappyEaster #resurrection #SpeSalvi #passover #ArmsAndArmor #ArmsAndArmorLove #brigandine #pollaxe #crossbow #MedievalArt #MedievalPainting

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