About: Robert Masello

I'm a writer and lecturer living in Santa Monica. My most recent novels include Bestiary, Vigil, and Blood and Ice. The Medusa Amulet, my next, will appear in hardcover in April 2011 from Bantam/Random House.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations

A Tale of Two Beths

Christ and a Monk and Two Shepherds in a Franco-Flemish bestiary made about 1270. This page is on view in the exhibition Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands through February 6.

When you write novels for a living, as I do, you get used to making things up—places, plots, people. What you don’t expect is to hear back from one of those characters you’ve cooked up out of thin air. Imagine the… More»

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      Parisian dealers purchased imported Chinese porcelain from the Dutch East Indies Company in Amsterdam, the main European importer for many years. 

      How much porcelain was really shipped?

      In 1752, a sunken European ship lost 223,303 pieces of porcelain. Oops.

      02/28/15

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