The drawing above shows Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in their first Warner Brothers Cartoon. Animation drawings are done first before being transferred to cells in which they will be inked and painted. Prior to computer technology animation was done all by hand. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Tex Avery cartoon “A […]Read more "Bugs Bunny Animation Drawings (1940)"
These are painted wood models of Nubian archers. They are from the 11th dynasty (2134-1991 B.C.E) found in the tomb of Mesehty who served as the governor of Asyut. During times of disorder and various forms of insurrection there were mass recruitment efforts. The Nubians were called upon to serve, because of their battle prowess. […]Read more "Nubian Archer Models"
It was common in classical Greek civilization to depict myths through art. They were not just transmitted orally, but passed down in sculpture, painting, and amphora. This amphora is currently held in the British Museum. What it depicts is Achilles slaying Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons. Scholars believe it was made around 540 B.C.E. Both […]Read more "Achilles Kills Penthesilea Amphora (540 B.C.E)"
This manuscript is a Christian book dating back to the existence of Aksum.The artifact currently is on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. The Aksumite Empire was located in what is now modern day Ethiopia. The fascinating part about this African empire was that it was one of the first […]Read more "Ethiopian Christian Manuscript"
This bronze statue dates back to 500 B.C.E depicting what archaeologist believe is a Spartan woman. This artifact is currently part of the British Museum’s collection. The statue is of interest because of what the woman is doing. The statue shows that she is engaging in exercise. While it could be that it is showing […]Read more "Spartan Woman Bronze Statue"
This is a stamp produced in 1940. It is part of the Famous Americans Series and features Booker T. Washington. Distributed by the Post Office Department, this stamp holds a special significance. It was the first stamp to feature a prominent African American public figure. The author, educator, and orator was an important leader in […]Read more "Booker T. Washington Stamp"