Fluorescent blue and green Fluorite
Cubic, gemmy crystals of fluorite on matrix from world famous locality - Rogerly Mine. Medium luster. Fluorite cubes are well coloured - green in artificial light with a strong blue daylight fluorescence, and an even stronger purple-white fluorescence under long wave UV light. This amazing fluorite crystals change colour in different lights - in natural light they are blue, in artificial light they are green.
Rogerley Mine, United Kingdom
Plancheite over Quartz with tiny crystals of Dioptase
Mermaid illustration obtained by Blomhoff, late Edo period (artist unknown)
Reports of mermaid encounters were not uncommon in 19th-century Japan, and a number of illustrated documents from that period - including a few by notable natural historians - depict some fantastic specimens rarely seen in today’s world.
This mermaid illustration from the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands) was obtained by Dutch trader Jan Cock Blomhoff, who served as director of the Dejima trading post in Nagasaki from 1817 to 1824. The drawing appears to show a different mermaid than Blomhoff’s famous mummified specimen, which is also owned by the museum.
Renaissance code table for encryption of secret messages
Roddy & Mike demonstrating their RHCP inspired (lol x) pre-show “prayer huddle” haha
just fake-rewarded myself with a subscription to ALARM
(motivator for finally finishing up a pile of work shit - on time too)
shout-out to alarmpress - i cannot wait to get my first copy in the mailbox c:
Me gusta hacer afiches propios de los artistas que vienen a Chile (y que me gustan)
me amo ♥
Poland, 19th C. Egg decorated with micrographic text from the Song of Songs. Handwritten in ink. From the 18th century, and perhaps even earlier, hollow eggs on which sacred texts had been written in micrography were used to decorate European sukkahs. Not all the texts related directly to the holiday of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths: this example has Song of Songs 1-4:7 inscribed in miniscule letters. At times feathers were added to the hanging egg, so that it looked like a bird in flight.”