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The aged bathe in the restorative waters of the mythical fountain of youth in this 1546 oil painting by German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder.


Zeppalarm - York Castle Museum

Zeppalarm, around 1916

In May 1916, nine people were killed in a Zeppelin air raid in York. This zeppalarm was made by Alec W. House, a York-based electrical engineer.

It would have worked by plugging into a light socket – like other electrical appliances of the era. It would also have been connected to the gas supply. When a zeppelin was sighted, the gas company would reduce the supply, causing house lights to flicker as a warning. The zeppalarm was an additional warning – when the gas supply was lowered, the light would go off and the alarm would ring.


Roman gold triple-finger ring

Roman gold triple-finger ring, an amazing example of the flamboyant style of costume jewellery especially popular in the eastern half of the Roman Empire. The three finger bands are set with pearls and gems. From Roman Syria, 3rd-4th century AD.


Robert Nava

Painter Robert Nava Is Hated by Art-World Know-It-Alls. So Why Are Collectors Fighting for Anything From His Studio? Why do Robert Nava's paintings feel so good to a certain class of moneyed collectors when they look so... bad?

People are furious, just furious, he said. People are saying, "How dare someone make such a simplistic, childish thing. There are people who are like, "Oh, this is some Yale kid who has come up with this gimmick. And nowadays, people are terrified they're being sucked into a gimmick.

A lot of people say, "this shit, what's this children painting, it's not relevant, Janssen said. I didn't sell anything at the beginning of the show, but I sold everything at the end. Because when people start to look at the works, they become the paintings they want to see. He's a virtuoso in a way.

Obviously, there is a tradition in the second half of the 20th century of pushing against your training.</p>

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Giant statue of Roman emperor reunited with long-lost finger

Fragments of the colossal bronze statue of Constantine at the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The missing index finger has just been restored to the hand. Photograph: Adam Eastland/Alamy

A huge statue of the hand of Constantine the Great in Rome has been reunited with its missing finger after more than 500 years.

The 38cm-long bronze index finger, found in the Louvre in Paris in 2018, was remounted on to the statue at Rome’s Capitoline Museums on Wednesday.

he missing finger.

The finger was “perfectly” restored to its rightful place.  In 1913, the Paris museum had categorised the finger as a Roman toe.  The index finger is believed to have come off when the sphere was separated from the hand and placed on top of a column standing at the first mile of the Appian Way.

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