Seal of Lady Elizabeth de Sevorc, made in England in the 13th century (source).
“Women are rarely depicted on horseback on seals. Elizabeth de Sevorc is called ‘Lady Elizabeth’ in her legend. No mention is made of her husband or father and so it is possible that she had lands and wealth of her own.” - from the British Museum curator’s comments.
Researchers identify two dozen words whose sound and meaning have survived the past 15,000 years.
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, (1606–1669)
Forequarters of an Elephant, ca. 1637
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Michelangelo on painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, 1510.
I’ve got myself a goiter from this strain….
My beard toward Heaven, I feel the back of my brain
Upon my neck, I grow the breast of a Harpy;
My brush, above my face continually,
Makes it a splendid ﬂoor by dripping down….
Pointless the unseeing steps I go.
In front of me, my skin is being stretched
While it folds up behind and forms a knot,
And I am bending like a Syrian bow.