If he had legs, you’d be in trouble.
Painted ceramic horse, earthenware, unglazed. Han dynasty 206BCE-220CE, Art Gallery of NSW

If he had legs, you’d be in trouble.

Painted ceramic horse, earthenware, unglazed. Han dynasty 206BCE-220CE, Art Gallery of NSW

subtextcomic:

All Will ever wanted was to be like the other renaissance playwrights…

My favourite comic of the year so far.

subtextcomic:

All Will ever wanted was to be like the other renaissance playwrights…

My favourite comic of the year so far.

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Icon Showing St George and the Youth of Mytilene; egg tempera on pine with gesso; c. 1250, the Levant; British Museum
Angel for main, boy for pudding, finish up with the wine …

Icon Showing St George and the Youth of Mytilene; egg tempera on pine with gesso; c. 1250, the Levant; British Museum

Angel for main, boy for pudding, finish up with the wine …

Memorial plaque for Jacob Bosanquet, Bath Abbey, d, 1767.

Zombie Horse training programme.

(It’s actually meant to be the Good Samaritan, but the sculptor showed an unfortunate inability to carve a waterskin that did not look like a knife being plunged into a chest.)

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(Detail) Fresco No. 5, Enea Silvio Piccolomini Presents Frederick III to Eleanora of Portugal, byPinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, il Duomo di Siena
Unlike the other Pinturicchio, this one does belong here. That grey in the background is clearly about to take a chunk out of the back of Mr Black Hat’s head.

(Detail) Fresco No. 5, Enea Silvio Piccolomini Presents Frederick III to Eleanora of Portugal, byPinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, il Duomo di Siena

Unlike the other Pinturicchio, this one does belong here. That grey in the background is clearly about to take a chunk out of the back of Mr Black Hat’s head.

(Detail) Fresco No. 1, Enea Piccolomini Leaves for the Council of Basel, byPinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, il Duomo di Siena
I confess these aren’t actually zombie horses, I just really like this fresco.
The mule looks a bit suspicious, though.

(Detail) Fresco No. 1, Enea Piccolomini Leaves for the Council of Basel, byPinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, il Duomo di Siena

I confess these aren’t actually zombie horses, I just really like this fresco.

The mule looks a bit suspicious, though.

(Detail) Inlaid marble floor, il Duomo di Siena
Step 1: Incapacitate Zombie.
Step 2: Decapitate Zombie Horse.
Step 3: Decapitate Zombie. Be careful to hold onto your weapons. Repeat all steps until Zombie Menace defeated.

(Detail) Inlaid marble floor, il Duomo di Siena

Step 1: Incapacitate Zombie.

Step 2: Decapitate Zombie Horse.

Step 3: Decapitate Zombie. Be careful to hold onto your weapons. Repeat all steps until Zombie Menace defeated.

(Detail) Facade il Duomo di Siena
'Forward a bit, down a bit … Bloody recalcitrant bird …'

(Detail) Facade il Duomo di Siena

'Forward a bit, down a bit … Bloody recalcitrant bird …'

(Detail) Fresco, 16th century, Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze
You’re not fooling anyone with that coral lipstick.

(Detail) Fresco, 16th century, Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze

You’re not fooling anyone with that coral lipstick.

Palio banner, Museo della Contrada della Selva, Sienna, Italy
They’re not even trying to disguise this one.

Palio banner, Museo della Contrada della Selva, Sienna, Italy

They’re not even trying to disguise this one.