Thomas Moore. A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia. 1516.
Hand-tinted map of the Island of Utopia.
700BC-650 BCE Tridacna squamosa shell carved with a human head on the apex and two incised winged sphinxes in a register on the edge of the inner side; lotus buds and flowers in the space above the sphinxes with a band of hatched or plain triangles framed by parallel lines defining the inner edge of the field; assembled from fragments; the shell served as a container for cosmetics. E.MED -PHOENICIAN found probably in Vulci Italy, exact production site unclear British Museum
Cover art for Michael Moorcock’s The Queen of Swords, the second book of the Corum.
The end of the elopement.
From The Cornhill magazine vol. 13, January to June 1866, London.
The look of pure fury on his face, the top hat cast disdainfully to the floor; everything about this picture is perfect!