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ghosts-of-imperial-russia: “ Fancy-Dress Ball in the Palace of Princess Yelena Kochubei in Honour of Emperor Alexander II on 5 February 1865 By: Zichy, Mihaly Hungary-Russia, 1865 ”

Damien Hirst, pregnant mother.  Why are other countries so much cooler than America?  This type of art would most likely be banned in America for being "offensive".

Beautiful anatomy art of mother and baby.

The Empress Cixi sits in a sedan chair, surrounded by eunuchs, circa 1903-04. Rumor has it that Cixi bribed the eunuchs to get better access to the emperor. Out of dozens of concubines, Cixi was the only one to bear a child.

Powerful Portraits Capture China's Empress Dowager

The Empress Dowager Cixi in sedan chair surrounded by eunuchs, China, Qing dynasty, circa 1903

Cixi sits in a sedan chair, surrounded by eunuchs, circa 1903-04. Rumor has it that Cixi bribed the eunuchs to get better access to the emperor. Out of dozens of concubines, Cixi was the only one to bear a child.

Powerful Portraits Capture China's Empress Dowager

Cixi sits in a sedan chair, surrounded by eunuchs, circa Rumor has it that Cixi bribed the eunuchs to get better access to the emperor. Out of dozens of concubines, Cixi was the only one to bear a child.

Dark art. Amazing work and the fact that the only colour in the piece is the red rose makes it even more beautiful and significant

O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.

Carl Faberge Eggs..

The Heart Surprise Frame

WEYDEN, Rogier van der (b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)   Click!	 Bladelin Triptych  1445-50 Oil on oak panel, 91 x 89 cm (centre panel), 91 x 40 cm (each wing) Staatliche Museen, Berlin  In the middle of the 17th century this triptych, known as the Middelburg Altarpiece, was in the Flemish city of Middelburg, founded by the rich Bruges burgher Pieter Bladelin and his wife around 1444. The donor of the work, also known as the Bladelin Altarpiece, is therefore usually thought to have…

Page of Bladelin Triptych by WEYDEN, Rogier van der in the Web Gallery of Art, a searchable image collection and database of European painting, sculpture and architecture

The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson - 2013 Hugo Award winner set in the same world as Elantris, but can be read separately.

The Emperor's Soul by Brian Sanderson. When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life and create--to Forge--a new soul for the emperor in less than one hundred days.

The Most #Infamous & #Notorious People Throughout History

The Most Infamous and Notorious People Throughout History

The first Mongol Yuan Emperor Taizu, better known as Genghis Khan c. 1400 composed 200 years after the Emperor's rule. National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

Imagination and fantasy...who has not read, or been read to as a child, the works of Hans Christian Anderson? His stories are like the cornerstone...

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes Brave soldier, never fear. Even though your death is near.

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