gregoryt777
dwellerinthelibrary:

ancientpeoples:

Wooden mask for a crocodile mummy 
Made from wood and covered with gold leaf. It is 13.2cm in length and 12.9cm in height. 
Egyptian, Late period or Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 
Source; Metropolitan Museum

This mask comes from the Faiyum, so it’s a reasonable guess that this sacred croc represented Sobek, or one of his local representatives from the Faiyum. Because of the solar disc, I’m also going to guess it specifically embodied Sobek-Re. Trying to guess the identity of gods without the help of hieroglyphs - don’t try this at home, kids! XD

dwellerinthelibrary:

ancientpeoples:

Wooden mask for a crocodile mummy 

Made from wood and covered with gold leaf. It is 13.2cm in length and 12.9cm in height. 

Egyptian, Late period or Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 

Source; Metropolitan Museum

This mask comes from the Faiyum, so it’s a reasonable guess that this sacred croc represented Sobek, or one of his local representatives from the Faiyum. Because of the solar disc, I’m also going to guess it specifically embodied Sobek-Re. Trying to guess the identity of gods without the help of hieroglyphs - don’t try this at home, kids! XD

mfkopp

creative-cap:

Basil Twist's spin on Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is a ” ballet without dancers.” The New York Times calls him a “silk whisperer,” but…

“It’s sort of odd, because I still am kind of baffled by silk,” he said in an interview near his Greenwich Village studio. “I think it’s mostly that I have a respect for it. The great thing about silk is you don’t want to tame it. You don’t want to flatten it and stretch it and pull it. You want to let it be wild. And you have to just create the conditions where it can do that and then stand back.”

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Read more about Basil Twist’s Rite of Spring here, and check out his amazing silk performance!