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ancientart:

Howling Dog Effigy, Jalisco, 300 BC-AD 200. 
Why were dogs so significant to the Mexica?
Dogs were associated with the god of death, Xolotl, among the Mexicas of the highlands of Mexico. Both a dog and Xolotl were thought to lead the soul to the underworld. The skinny body and white hue of the shown dog represented above may have underworld connotations, connecting it to this belief. Xolotl was also associated by the Mexica with the planet Venus as the evening star, and was portrayed with a canine head.

The dog’s special relationship with humans is highlighted by a number of Colima dog effigies wearing humanoid masks. This curious effigy type has been interpreted as a shamanic transformation image or as a reference to the modern Huichol myth of the origin of the first wife, who was transformed from a dog into a human. However, recent scholarship suggests a new explanation of these sculptures as the depiction of the animal’s tonalli, its inner essence, which is made manifest by being given human form via the mask.
The use of the human face to make reference to an object’s or animal’s inner spirit is found in the artworks of many ancient cultures of the Americas, from the Inuit of Alaska and northern Canada to peoples in Argentina and Chile. (Walters)

On the subject of the significance of dogs, and dog effigies wearing humanoid masks, check out this post from a while back of ‘examples of dogs represented in ancient Mexican art.’ The final artefact here is from Colima, and shows a dog wearing a human mask.
Courtesy of & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA, via their online collections, 2009.20.148.

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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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sloaneshutup:

hi here’s an interview with Marian Churchland, Claire Gibson and I about our new series From Under Mountains!!
http://t.co/qxlsJWMllW

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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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ramonarebel:

The Witch, Salvator Rosa - 1646
Capitolini Museum - Rome

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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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methexys:

(by J. E. N.)

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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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lolalolaog:

TΓ‘ mΓ© i ngrΓ‘. D’fhanfainn go deo. CΓ‘ bfhuil tΓΊ?
Here is something that happened in Irish class
The professor asked us if we knew anything about the article. I said, β€œyou have to be careful because if you say a day and a night you could accidentally mean day and night, endlessly.”
She teaches the medieval translation course by coincidence. She squinted at me for a moment and said β€œβ€¦ Let’s keep things simple. There is no indefinite article.”
I have been foiled
Ach tΓ‘ mΓ© togha. I met the love of my life and i will never see him again. This morning i dreamed that he emailed me again, and i am never hitting snooze again because it was the most painful alarm ever.

This is a lot better than anything I would have written for Day 23.

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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 23 July, 2014
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Posted on 22 July, 2014
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fotocita:

- Rossy de Palma, "Fea, ¿yo?", entrevista para La Nación Revista, 07/04/2013

Tagged #women in film  #women in fashion  

Posted on 22 July, 2014
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